Tuesday, August 20, 2013

West Highlands memories

Our holidays in Scotland were some of the best I can remember, and I'm glad I captured in pics so many moments from our trip!

These images were taken while travelling through the West Highlands, both by car and train (and if there's one thing I regret about the trip is having fallen asleep while going through some of the most beautiful railway lines in the world.. but I was so tired!)  : )

Anyway, I hope you'll enjoy this last overview on the many beauties and neverending wonders of Scotland..

..such as the pictoresque village of Plockton, which was
the starting point for our sea kayaking excursion! : )

I had never tried a kayak before, and it turned out to be fantastic!
We explored the bay and had lunch on a small island, and to make it all even more awesome:

1) there was a regata on that day, and the boats passed righ in front of the little isle where we were resting!

2) a couple seals followed our kayaks for a while, swimming right behind us and looking overall super playful!

(and since I couldn't obviously get any pic of the seals - since I was paddling - I took a few shots of this equally playful dog, who happily performed the very same trick - catching the ball his owner kept throwing in the sea - over and over again!)

A much recommended pub in Dornie - The Clachan

..and myself standing in front of the magnificent castle of Eilean Donan, in Loch Duich.
And same scene at sunset, absolutely breathtaking!

Sheeps on the way to the ferry in Glenelg..

..and another stunning sunset, in Kyleakin.

A sunny day in Mallaig..

..and quite a lot of rain in Fort William, so we didn't even get to see Ben Nevis, let alone climb it! 

And that's why instead of the majestic sight of the highest British mountain, you get a pic of me with wet hair and my bf's sweater. : )
But we still had a great time, relaxed a bit and shared local whiskey with some Scottish guys at the Grog and Gruel pub!

Last night in Fort William..

..and back to Edinburgh, and to the crazy nightlife and uncountable events of the Fringe Festival! :D

Well, there is going to be one last post about my Scottish experience, but it's going to be a rather different, personal story. I am not quite sure how to write it yet, so it will still take some time.

Time to tidy up my home a bit now, because some friend are coming and they will stay at our place for a few days. Wish you all a lovely week, whether you're still on holiday or back to work. See you soon with a bunch of news (and miniature-related pics too, finally! :D )


  1. unos paisajes impresionantes y preciosos, un viaje genial, gracias por compartirlo

    estoy de sorteo en mi blog, por si te quieres pasar



  2. Beautiful photos. Sounds like you had a fabulous time in Scotland. The castle looks amazing. Certainly looks like a great place to holiday.

  3. Your photos are fantastic, it looks like we were in the same places this summer but your photos are way better than mine. Very inspirational.

  4. Tudo tão lindo! Estou feliz por você compartilhar toda essa beleza conosco.

  5. Quando vedo paesaggi dove la natura la fa ancora da padrona in volto mi si stampa un sorriso da ebete... ^_____^ (bello anche il tuo sorriso che fino ad ora avevo solo immaginato)

  6. So, so beautiful! The fhotos are fantastic.... Hugs, Manuela

  7. Those are marvelous photos! It looked like so much fun.
    Glad your back safe.

  8. che bellissime foto! posti stupendi!
    un abbraccio Linda

  9. Belle le immagini, vivo in una città di mare per cui veleggiare ecc. mi è noto anche se usiamo in mare più la canoa che il cayak ed le associazioni canottieri lungo le rive ci sono tanti.
    Bei posti nelle colline alte e leggo volentieri cosi rifaccio pratica con il mio inglese ormai nell'angolo...nessuna opportunità.
    Bello il gattone.
    Mi sono aggiunta ciaooo e buona domenica e soggiorno ovunque tu sia e buon lavoro ingegnere free lance.