over a wee dram of whisky the night we arrived in perth we planned a madcap trip with alot of "definitely need to see this'es" and not enough days, and a massive storm front moving in across northern scotland...
doesn matter let's go!
thelma and louise hire a marble and burn off into the scary highlands
thinking about the poor fellas like rob roy sheltering in just their kilts and plaid over night
and hoping the marble doesnt blow off a mountain pass with us in it ...
drumnadrochit pass still open
heading for the highlands
loch ness first "nessy" sighting
loch ness cant stop cant stop ...but but ...
second nessy sighting remains unrecorded at the head of the lake...
on the ferry to stornaway force 10 gale
we took some fairly heavy sideways hits
i naturally stayed outside loving it on the lee side of the boat :)
...and finally ... the callanish .... alot of folk standing around and not a human in sight ...
could not have been better
island of lewis ...a barren and beautiful place.. full of weather
and houses of folk who havent made it
or made it and finished it here
geese and hens sheltering on plough blades ...
one foolhardy hen braved it and got blown away while i was watching....
gearannan black house village
we stayed here
it was brilliant !!!
our house ... with part of the roof missing !!!!
(we discovered this later )
collected a strange stone from this beach under the full moon
heading for the island of Harris...
it is necessary to pass through .....
you can see exactly where the tweeds colours come from
so much water everywhere ...even on the top of the hills
potholes and rivulets everywhere ...
fortunately i brought my gumboots and bought some waterproof trousers
direct from antarctica me
ferry to uig mid storm again
not full scale like the first one though
isle of skye
um ok... i guess it is a rental...
third and final nessy sighting !!!
getting near fort augustus
where i ate haggis
and liked it
...Stewart blood will out ...
want to go back
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