a scottish trip

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  1. andy63

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    spent a couple weeks in the highlands, all costal following roughly the nc500 trail..
    a few photos of the trip.
    started off in Arisaig silver sands
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    called at glenfinnan to see viaduct and monument
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    eilean donan castle
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    stayed at Plockton before doing Applecross via the cattle pass road, which wasn't too busy and fairly easy.. some of the Lakeland passes are worse to do imho. but a lovely drive.. the weather was kind..
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    then the road from applecross to shieldaig which is a beautiful drive
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    stayed at gairloch before moving on to durness, and doing cape wrath and smoo cave..also stopped to look at the kylesku bridge
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    to get to cape wrath you get a wee boat ride and then its a one hour ( 11 mile trip )to the lighthouse
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    and the entrance to smoo cave..
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    then on to Dunnet head john o grotes and duncansby head...
     

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    Wonderful. The weather looked good. Think autumnal Scotland is very beautiful. Thanks for posting.
     
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    Great photos.. (y)

    thanks for making me homesick :(
     
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    We just had two and a half weeks in Scotland, the weather was brilliant too. Is this normal at this time of the year I wonder or were we both just lucky? (y)
     
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    Wonderful photo's, its been too long since I've been up there & my wife has never been that far north (she's from Bucks) so its about time we did. Might hang off til May before the midges get started but still nice & light in the evenings.

    Robert & Hazel.
     
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    Looks like you had a wonderful time @andy63! Arisaig and Applecross are on our list for next time :)
     
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    You would be surprised at the weather we get during Sept, Oct and Nov can have some lovely dry spells.
     
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    Great pictures Andy
     
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    I think I'm just very unlucky...we went in June and got very wet! :D
     
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    Great piccys. Probably my most favourite part of the world, when the sun is shining!
     
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    Great photos Andy and you were fortunate with the weather, saying that it's still a beautiful place even when it is raining, I think we'll go there again next year, loved our first trip up there, apart from the M6
     
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    Excellent photos, thank you for sharing. Clive
     
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    Fab pics!
     
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    Super photos! Thanks for sharing
     
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    Thanks Andy, great memories

    I didn't know the boat over to Cape Wrath ran this late in the year, we tend to go later, did you get the
    mini bus or walk?

    Some great photos, love the whole area :)

    Except JoG maybe, but I hear even that has improved

    edit - just read your text properly :) now seen that you got the boat and presume that you didn't walk 11 miles in an hour (y)
     
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    :) Stunning photos and happy memories.

    Thanks
     
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    image.jpg image.jpg Great drive @andy63 , done the West Coast 10 days mid September and the weather was the best of the whole summer.

    The pass is a great road for touring.....totally different from anything in Scotland
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    Only one midge day some great sights as well.........they were bombing off cape wrath when we were in Durness.

    Great pictures happy memories.
     
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    Officially their season was over. But the weather was still good and they had enough people to do one trip that day..


    There was some bombing exercise due to start .. can imagine it could be quite a site if you were there and they were doing some low level stuff...

    Ta Andy.
     
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    Glad you had good weather Andy, and great photos.
     
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    Lovely photo,s and thank you :) they made up for us any doing 3 days and only getting as far as Callender recently because of nurse appointments!! I hope we manage an early spring break in Scotland we love it.
     
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