I know it’s cliché to comment on how fast the days are passing… but seriously… what happened to June? What happened to May? How has it been over a month since my Scottish road trip? I can’t figure it out. But it’s definitely summer now. The good old British weather has been, as usual, unpredictable and mostly unpleasant but you can almost taste the change in the air. Everything is green and blooming and the big fuzzy honeybees are out…

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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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