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Our flight to London was smooth and seemed to go by fast. I was stuck in the middle, but at least we had extra leg room. I watched Gone Girl and Wild... Both equally good movies. Now I want to hike the Pacific Coast Trail, who is with me?
We are currently on our flight to Edinburgh and it feels like 5am because in …
... though, in order to get to Durness before reception at the
hostel was supposed to close at 10:00 I was driving the way most people drive
rather than the way I usually drive. By that I mean intense concentration on
the road to go as fast as possible instead of taking it slowly and causally to
take in the scenery and stop frequently for photos as pretty places.
Fortunately, it was fully light until after 10:00 P.M. at
such a northerly latitude, and with ...
... for the first light rays to hit the castle. I messed around with glassy like reflections, watching the deer eating the grass around me and the light hit the mountains. After waiting all that time to sun finally hit. Yes! The light hitting the castle and island perfectly while,leaving the mountains in the distance darker. The reflections weren't perfect but I thought it ...
Today we drove from Gill's Bay to Ullapool, a distance of about 170 miles. Not bad, you say, with your North American assumptions of driving times. It took us 8 hours! Part of the way the roads were the more or less standard width for roads here: about 18' wide, for two 9' lanes. When I was a kid, that was a standard size for secondary roads in Iowa, so it didn't seem too bad a job to navigate them. After about 50 miles the map symbol for the road ...
... no one seemed to know its whereabouts. However we were finally directed to this beautiful, new home where we met the very nice owners, Willie and Joan. After depositing our luggage in our faultless room, we headed off to the local pub for a very nice meal, and banter with the locals. Back to accommodation, a chat to our hosts and bed. We have booked a Travelodge at Dundee for tomorrow night, which will position us well for St.Andrews and Edinburgh the next day. Another excellent ...