Posts about Road Trip 2010

In June and July 2010, Jo and I spent two weeks on the road: travelling by car from our home in Switzerland to the north of Scotland and back again. These posts detail some of the highlights of our trip.

Keswick, Cumbria

Off to the Lake District next week for a few days. I’m not expecting miracles, but weather like this would be much appreciated.

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Colour me impressed

OK, OK, I know: I’m a city boy at heart. But I defy anyone to be less than impressed when rounding a corner on a lonely road in the Scottish Highlands at dusk to be confronted with a hillside covered in wild red deer.

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Colour me impressed

OK, OK, I know: I’m a city boy at heart. But I defy anyone to be less than impressed when rounding a corner on a lonely road in the Scottish Highlands at dusk to be confronted with a hillside covered in red deer does and stags.

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Cnoc Fyrish, Alness, Scotland

Looming over Evanton on the Cromarty Firth is Cnoc Fyrish and the strange construction on its summit is the Fyrish Monument. The construction was the brainchild of Sir Hector Munro of Novar, who had it built in 1792 to provide work for the unemployed during the time of the Highland Clearances.

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Balchrick, Scotland

Although it doesn’t look much, this remote – really remote – hamlet was the turning point on our mammoth road trip last summer, from Switzerland to Scotland and back.

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Balchrick, Scotland

The end of the road in the far north west of Scotland: permanenttourist.ch/blog/2011/02/balchrick-scotland/

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Oldshoremore, Scotland

Long exposure with a tripod (rapidly sinking into the sand) as well as grey grad and two stop ND filters. More information about the location at Permanent Tourist.

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Oldshoremore

Beyond Kinlochbervie lies one of the most beautiful sandy beaches in Sutherland: Oldshoremore.

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Oldshoremore, Scotland

Long exposure with a tripod (rapidly sinking into the sand) as well as grey grad and two stop ND filters. More information about the location at Permanent Tourist.

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Loch a’ Chàirn Bhàin

Clouds draw in over a remote sea loch in the far north west of Scotland, as we pass by on a long day’s round trip from Alness.

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