Friday, 5 December 2014

The West of Scotland Road Trip

I had leave assigned at the end of November and Jamie and I had planned a trip to Thailand, however, we were both feeling pretty uninspired by the plans for the trip. After careful deliberation we decided that we were homesick and planned a week long road trip on the Scottish west coast, reaching the Isle of Skye and back. I've been quizzed so many times about different places in Scotland by travellers and I've realised how much of my home country I've never seen. Here's some of our pictures from the trip.  Obviously, Jamie took all the good ones.
Prosecco on the train up to Glasgow
Mmmmmm... First Class tastes good

Stirling

We took a trip to Stirling Castle with my friends Nicola and DanDan
We took the tour. I learned about the Jacobites.
DanDan spots a rainbow!
An elderly lady is very unhappy with Nicola's amusement at the interactive learning aids. 
View from the Stirling Heads Museum
We took a walk to the Wallace Monument with my brother, cousin Dominic and Jason too!
It wasn't open for entry so we trotted all the way back down the steep hill.


En Route to Glen Coe via Country Park Cafe and St Fillans

Morning coffee with a view
Chillin' with my peacock
When we parked at St Fillans for a picnic we were ambushed by hungry ducks.
We decided to have our picnic in the car so we didn't lose any of it.
The ducks were pretty clear about their intentions when an other car showed up.
It started raining...
... and I took this photo.


Glencoe

Inverrigan Ruin; Where 9 McDonalds were murdered in the Glencoe Massacre.
We parked up and took a little walk up some of the Devils Staircase, which is part of the West Highland Way.

Jamie took lots of great pictures.
The Three Sisters at Glencoe


Jamie's own Glencoe Massacre

The Isle of Skye

We could see the Portree harbour from our hotel in the hills.
Fish and Chips on the Harbour.
The BEST Haddock and Chips I've ever had!
We drank some wine in our swanky Turret Room.
... More wine by the fire
Wee whisky?
The next day we made a move to climb to The Storr
The view from about half way up!
We made it to the Old Man of Storr!
Feeling very accomplished!
We spent some time in the clouds.
Next Stop. Kilt Rock.

Eilean Donan - the most photographed castle in Scotland


The last picture of the trip before returning home from our Loch Lomond beach house