The Scottish Highlands ( Part 3 )

July 22, 2015

Filed Under : Summer - trips

Photo 16-07-2015 17 25 30 The sheer scale of things in the Highlands constantly reminds you of your own human smallness and insignificance…

The mountains are more powerful, more indifferent and far more in control than any of us…

The lack of internet and telephone up there makes life so much clearer and simpler, which made me connect again…

Picking flowers there seemed such an insignificant thing to do…and then when I did pick a few I really felt that insignificance…the outside was saying so much morePhoto 16-07-2015 17 29 08Photo 13-07-2015 11 52 52 Photo 12-07-2015 18 15 20imagePhoto 14-07-2015 13 10 25imagePhoto 16-07-2015 17 16 29imageimageimageimageimagePhoto 17-07-2015 16 13 01Photo 17-07-2015 12 00 32Photo 17-07-2015 16 09 31Photo 17-07-2015 11 28 59Photo 17-07-2015 11 38 02Photo 17-07-2015 11 41 57Photo 16-07-2015 17 34 51imageWe took a trip up the track for a bowl of soup at the nearest pub, 12 miles away…Photo 16-07-2015 18 10 55Photo 16-07-2015 18 11 21Photo 17-07-2015 12 42 33imagePhoto 17-07-2015 14 47 18The Walker’s Bar was just that and had lots of old pictures of walkers, and an odd glass cabinet of pertinent bits and pieces…like a jam jar full of midges!!Photo 17-07-2015 14 47 05And then on our last day, we saw deer…

It was so amazing experiencing The Highlands for the first time, and something I would highly recommend… as long as you don’t mind getting really wet, wearing midge nets, avoiding ticks, walking miles through boggy marshland and being disconnected from the world!
Photo 17-07-2015 14 50 44You can see my Steller Stories of the trip here