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”.

 

 

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Scotland here we come

This Christmas, instead of tucking into an array of food and cocktails (starting at 8am) Candice and I will be hopping in a car and driving to Scotland.  We both have the time off work, Candice is finally in the UK visa in hand (well purse at least), and we figured why not visit one of the most beautiful places on earth?

First stop: Glasgow for the night, just passing through here on our way to Torridon.  I cannot wait.  After Torridon, we will drive south towards Fort William for two nights.  Just outside of Fort William is the Glenfinnan Viaduct.  Known to most of us as “That bridge from harry potter”, I can;t wait to try and get an image out of this area.  Looking up at the train times, it may even be possible to get an image of the Jacobite steam train passing overhead, we will have to see.

After Torridon we continue to head east to Comrie.  NYE (or Hogmanay in this part of the world) the small village of Comrie holds a fire festival (Flambeaux).  Thought to date back to pagan times, this fire festival welcomes in the new year through the burning of torches.

This trip is going to be a great experience and I cannot wait to take lots of images to share with you all.

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As you can see, a long way to travel over 7 days, but we will do it.  I’ll try to update as I go but I’m not promising anything here!

Have you been to Scotland?  Is there anything we simply MUST see/do?  Please comment below!