Friday, 5 January 2018

scotland + summer 2017 // part III

A very spontaneous, wild, goat/sheep ridden (found species hard to identify), adventure inhaling, photo taking road trip around the Scottish Highlands. Easily one of the most magical holidays I have ever been on...

The North Coast 500 is a 500 mile drive around the very top of Scotland - mountains, hills and oceans. We flew to Inverness, picked up our hired car and began venturing across the most enigmatic, devastatingly beautiful roads. It truly did heal my soul.

Good things:

- stopping off in Applecross (set in the mountains by the sea) to have pizza at The Junction
- travelling along roads covered in goats - which were actually sheep
- having to step out of the car and take a picture at every single corner
- becoming very accustomed to Scottish radio
- staying at a Youth Hostel in Torridon surrounded by huge mountains
- visiting wild beaches - Gruinard Bay, Lochinver, Achmelvich
- singing very loudly
- gripping the door on the more perilous roads
- having SUCH a good brownie in a little fishing village
- buying a poetry book in Ullapool
- highland cattle
- Scottish air
- mountain roads
- open roads
- drinking water from the top of Victoria Falls
- wishing we lived in the houses by the lakes
- forests by the ocean
- our air bnb in Bonar Bridge 
- roads only open in summer
- and feeling very very small in a such a wild world

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  1. Absolutely gorgeous!! I'm feeling a somewhat deep sense of healing from reading this post and the spectacular images you've shared. Nature is so precious.

    Z xx

    1. That it is! Thank you so much... this was such a lovely response. Nature heals all, definitely.

  2. I love your photographs! The views are so stuning! Happy New Year!

  3. your photos are so so so stunning! making me want to travel so much! happy new year lovely!

    Tasha x