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!

    1. Happy new year to you too! All the love x

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

    Tasha x

    1. Thank you for all your support, as always! <3