Highland Adventures
Scotland

Highland Adventures

At the start of June I scooted up to the Highlands for a weekend adventure with my brother. It was originally my plan to fly to Inverness and do the North Coast 500 road trip all by my lonesome but then sibling interference happened and I ended up doing much of the same as I did during my trip last year. I won’t complain though… I got to see the same landscape I adore but in far nicer weather and…

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Barcelona
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona

At the very beginning of April a friend and I spent a long weekend in Barcelona. It was pretty wonderful! The weather was so-so but it didn’t stop us walking many miles over the course of four days. Unusually for me… I left my big chunky DSLR at home and mostly snapped away with my phone and my little Olympus Trip 35 film camera. Looking at the results of both I will admit I regret not taking my bigger camera,…

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Over the sea to Skye (and then back again to Glencoe)
Scotland

Over the sea to Skye (and then back again to Glencoe)

During my final morning on the Isle of Skye I made a point of visiting Old Sligachan Bridge on my way back to the Skye Bridge. Technically speaking you can’t miss the bridge as the main road off the island runs right through Sligachan… unless you’re me. Because I missed it. Twice! The old bridge sits quite close behind the new bridge (which is also the main road) and somehow I just couldn’t see it as I was driving but…

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That little patch of green
Scotland

That little patch of green

On my third day in Scotland I drove down from the Isle of Skye to Glencoe. But this little post isn’t really about Scotland; it’s about bluebells. Scotland is a beautiful country, but I found that even in early May the Highlands are still teetering on the edge of spring. The lurid yellow gorse is everywhere and the greenery is still a little brownish but every now and then there is a little burst of colour to balance it all…

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Over the sea to Skye
Scotland

Over the sea to Skye

Its been over a week since I got back from my trip to Scotland and I’m still miserable about it being over. It was a solo trip for me this time. I flew to Inverness, hired a car and then drove north via the Wester Ross coastal road (did I hear my fellow Game of Thrones fans cheer? Because I know, right?) and down to Kyle of Lochalsh to cross over to the Isle of Skye. Ah but not before…

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