16.07.2010 - 20.07.2010
It's late here and I'm too tired to write a real entry about this sibling adventure through Scotland. Let's just say we've gone careening through the highlands and cris-crossed hundreds of kilometers already. We've seen some stunning scenery and thousands of sheep. We've been really lucky with the weather which is sometimes erratic but mostly sunny and clear. I also love the clouds as they shift and change so rapidly; bunching up or hanging low over the mountain peaks. These pictures are all from yesterday.
Mountains in Glencoe National Park, also the backdrop for the infamous Glencoe massacre :
Solitude in the highlands:
Plockton Harbour, the stop before the Isle of Skye:
A minor traffic jam:
And what to even say about the Isle of Skye? This is pretty much what you see when you arrive:
Sun in eyes:
A. by river:
Western edge of Skye:
I guess if you happened to break down in a mobile free zone these random phone booths might not seem so absurd:
The pinnacle-shaped rocks of the Quirang:
This is what we saw as we raced from Skye towards Ullapool for the night:
On another note, in a serendipitous moment that can only be attributed to social media, I saw L & A. in Glasgow for some whiskey:
I have the fondest memories of L. from Montreal and more recently from NYC, especially enjoying the dirty beach and a salty mango at Coney Island. But Scotland! I never would have imagined. And we sipped whiskey we couldn't appreciate and did our best to catch-up. But really it just made me want more. We closed the bar, which in this case was about midnight, and parted ways but it was so so good.
So far A. has been driving 8 hours + a day and we blast the BBC which has resulted in my new found affinity for Kylie Minogue. This has been amazing if also a bit epic. More to come.