I don’t usually do photographic blog posts but I think this particular trip deserves the distribution of a few of the images. I hope you enjoy them. This weekend I spent some time with some friends in the remote Scottish Highlands and I went for a couple of walks and took a few snaps of what I could see.
It’s pretty easy to get to Scotland for me. I can drive which is an awfully long way, or I can fly which is about an hour and a bit to Inverness where I pick up a rental car. I’d like to pass on a suggestion that it’s always good to have a last minute check of the paperwork the night before you leave. I know of few days that go well if you discovered upon arrival at one airport that your rental car was booked and waiting at another. So lesson learned and no harm done. I made a phone call and the car booking was amended to match my flight arrival at Inverness rather than waiting for me at another airport I wasn’t going to, oh how I laughed, or not.
So off I set and the following is some of the scenery I encountered, just a small selection.
Once you’ve finished your break in the wilderness you drive back across the Highlands to the airport of your choice. As I said previously my airport was Inverness. You know you are in a special environment when you see a fleet of a dozen Range Rovers and two Rolls Royces making their way out to a pair of large private jets as you walk to your plane back to ‘civilisation’. I wonder who it was? I fly an hour and a half due south, land at Gatwick and drive about 45 minutes home. Just like that. I like that I can do that.
Go to Scotland and go for a walk, it’s special, it’s the land of my ancestors.
Nice photos – great place
Thank you ‘Baggy’
Gorgeous shots 🙂
Thanks! I’m getting the hang of my camera slowly
That took me back years to walking trips with my father.
I’ve just changed cameras…so will have a steep learning curve ahead of me.
Thanks Helen, I’m changing Camera’s again soon but as I haven’t the first clue what all the technology does, I get a good quality second hand version a few years newer than the last one I had every few years. Keeps the costs down and doesn’t bamboozle me with science.
Fab pics- will be heading when we are next over
Good plan Macabbot, I believe you know the general direction in which to look for Scotland
I do like a photo story board, Sandy, and yours is splendid x.
Thanks Lesley! It’s a nice spot
Wow – breathtaking photos. Glad you did do a photographic blog!! :o)
Cheers Steenie. I don’t usually just do photographic ones as it’s not my strong suit. I’m glad you like them! x
I love Scotland! My grandmother was Scottish so I always like to say Welsh first, Scottish second (that said my other Grandmother was Malteese so I’m a bit of a mongrel).
My Grandmother always referred to Scotland as Home. Despite having never set foot in the place! xx
Ach, those Heilans are over-rated and their roads are a bugger to negotiate at this time of year.
Try the Trossachs or Clydesdale (New Lanark!) or the Borders or Dumfries and Galloway… better than all that hill and glen stuff…
I spent 6 months across the river from the Gorbals a few winters ago, that was nice
Imposing, majestic and otherworldly – these photos are beautiful. So you obvioulsy did all this on foot. Got blisters?
No blisters! Have a look at the ‘A Spot of lunch’ and ‘On a Scottish mountain’ post underneath. Bit more about what I was doing up there
Scotland is the best place in the world,and many people in the world will tell everybody this,there is no person in the WORLD…..I tell you…including all the stars……that love it, it is great in more ways in my words than i can describe it ,idiots,good people ,sense of humour and just great people,i personelly love GLASGOW it is BRILLIANT
Cheers Danny, best in the world? Bold claim, I do like it very much, I hope to get back there one day. I liked Glasgow, I stayed there for a few weeks a while back. Cool place. Boisterous