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.