Torridon

Torridon is in the Scottish Highlands, and the views are breathtaking!

Loch Torridon
Upper Loch Torridon

This was taken at sunrise.  The walks around the loch are beautiful as are the walks in the surrounding mountains.  Beware, during the winter these walks are not for the faint of heart!

Scottish Mountains
Mountains in Scotland

Scotland is a rainy place, a very rainy place.  The highlands (especially in winter) are no exception!  However, this also makes for great skies!

Gairloch
Sunset in Gairloch

The next day we travelled to Applecross which is also a stunning place.  I suggest checking out the Applecross Inn.  Great people, Great food and a beautiful place.

Applecross in the Highlands
Across the Loch in Applecross

Seriously, if you can make it to the highlands you really won’t be disappointed.

More to come

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Somewhere North of the Wall

Today, Candice and I drove to Torridon.

The drive up is insanely beautiful.  Our first stop from Cambridge was Glasgow, where we stayed in the YHA on Park terrace.  Pretty swanky part of town.  As we drove on Xmas day, we had a really good run up and made it in 5 hours.  We would have made it in less had we not entered the wrong address and ended up in the….uh….not so nice part of glasgow…lets just call it that.

Not wanting to waste the opportunity we went for a walk through the park and found the Kelvingrove Art Museum and Gallery…obviously not open but pretty impressive building!

Kelvingrove Museum
The Kelvingrove Museum

After this and with a hasty exchange with some locals (no idea what was said, they were both drunk and Glaswegian) we headed to the river.

River Clyde in Glasgow
River Clyde

 

Turns out Glasgow is quite a pretty city, even if the weather was a bit “Meh”.