I wanted to see a lot more of Scotland, and I certainly did that; and while, unfortunately, far too much of it was viewed through a car window, it was still all great. Again I met lots of wonderful, nice and helpful people; especially after I sprained my ankle!
Archive of journal entries re "Scotland201710"
After my original hopes to sweep through the North York Moors and Yorkshire Wolds, not necessarily in that order, and not forgetting the coast, after these hopes came to nothing, that just left the Yorkshire Dales. Alan was a hero, and did all the driving for two days, as »
When I arrived at Moffat the night before, I had a vague idea I’d been here before, but I didn’t recognize anything. In the early morning of a new day, I realized I had, but last time I had approached from the south, not the north, as it was »
Another day, another long drive; but if I hadn’t come right along Loch Tay (annoyingly, fortunately? in the dark), if I hadn’t woken up in Killin, would I have known anything about the Falls of Dochart?
One of the things I became very focused on even before, but more so after, my trip in March, 2017, was the whole idea of, if you want “endangered species” to survive, and hopefully prosper, then you needed to protect, and hopefully grow, endangered environments, or more particularly, the »
As well as providing great breakfasts, Susan and Alistair always had time for good conversations, and it was during one of these times they mentioned Glen Strathfarrar, with a private road up the glen on which just a few cars are allowed each day. Well, it’s not every day »
The injury to my ankle was a real problem. There didn’t seem any point in going any further north into Assynt. I had been trying to find a route back into, and out of, Inverness, to meet up with my friend Matt Sillars, and one of the “other places” »
Having arrived in Lochinver, without any real plan, I was more than happy to find the weather and location would combine to fulfill my “model” day for the trip – one hike in the morning and another later in the day. I retraced my route from the day before »
Before I left home, I had not been able to settle on what to do after Gairloch. The general idea had been to continue heading south and west. Now I was there, I was finding it impossible to find anywhere to stay. I gave up on that plan and »
Before I left home, I had not been able to settle on what to do after Gairloch. The general idea had been to continue heading south and west. Now I was there, I was struggling to find anywhere to stay. I decided to head for a hike at Shieldaig. »