First stop in our trip to the Pacific North West brought us to Eugene, OR. We’d been so busy before we left that we hadn’t done much planning on what to do, but once we got orientated it seemed pretty obvious. Highway 126 runs from the coast through Eugene »
The idea of this trip was borne in part out of the frustrations of my previous trip while taking a long detour drive because the hike I’d planned proved too challenging that day and I was having all this trouble finding accommodation and I pulled the car over for »
Quite the trip.
I was up bright and early, too early to even see my great AirBnB hosts to thank them, walked the half-mile to the train station. For a long time, it was just me and the train, so I selected a good seat and went outside and »
I woke up this morning and thought, I’ll go to Wick. And now I here am. But only for a few minutes; well no, I’m here overnight, but still, only saw my wonderful AirBnB hosts to say hello when I arrived (didn’t want to interrupt their dinner).
Last night there »
Yesterday I was on the train out of Kyle of Lochalsh on the way to Inverness, one of the few running in Scotland! debating whether to get off on the way and get the next or just go on to Inverness.
They have a system at each (unmanned) station where »
I got a confusing email from Scotrail this morning, re cancellations, so I wondered about leaving here early. The Inn let me use their phone to call Scotrail, and they said Kyle to Inverness should stay open today, and be normal tomorrow, but no guarantee, check again tomorrow; I »
It was -2C (29F) feels like -8C (18F) in Inverness but only a dusting of snow was visible. As we got into the hills, there was more snow. My plan was to take the first train and get out at Achnasheen, and there was snow everywhere. About an hour »
Up early yesterday to get the 7:30am bus to Ullapool (covered by my rail pass). I had two prints in the members’ exhibition here last year, and sadly they did not sell, so this was an opportunity to organize to send them to my brother.
The weather was »