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Awesome day trip thanks to Rabbies.
What a day to go and explore Scotland. Four seasons in one with rain, sunshine, hot and cold. This also meant seeing the most rainbows I have ever seen in one day.
Such picturesque scenery so thankful to be living in such a beautiful country and have the opportunity to explore it.
We are now back on the Scottish mainland tonight at Ullapool after spending a few days at the Outer Hebredies. We are still amazed by the scenery at Harris and Lewis and are still trying to find the right adjectives to describe it......sparse, rugged, desolate....are a few that come to mind....as well as incredibly windy! Definitely not a place I'd like to be spending a winter that's for sure!
Around each ...
... all red (a secondary "A" road) to alternating red and black. The map key said that meant mixed two-lane and single-track road, but it should have said "Farm lane, complete with unfenced sheep and cattle pastures, potholes, one-lane bridges, and the occasional mad driver." Locals seemed to navigate these roads with aplomb, but as there were tourists on them who had never read about pulling over when the lane ahead is occupied, our progress dipped ...
... north on Monday 7th April.
Ullapool was cooler, windier and cloudier than when I last saw it in September but the day remained mainly dry. Having left Edinburgh before 8.00 am I was on the road by 12.30. The first 8 miles were on the A835 along the east side of Loch Broom. It wasn't quite as busy as I'd feared and the day was mild though overcast. It was good to leave the traffic behind and do two 90 degree turns ...
... of Gaelic. Skye, where we are headed has Gaelic speakers who don't speak English and later we see the sign posts in both languages. We see the Jacob sheep that are brown and white and lose their wool. They're quite shaggy and the wool can be pulled off. Clothing made from the wool is the natural colour of the wool only. We're now in Sutherland. We see Dunrobin Castle built in the 1200's through the trees and owned by the Duke of ...