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North East Scotland

posted by Cathy    9 April 2016   The Scottish Highlands and North Coast AND Scotland's North East Coast

We follow the North West Tourist Route through Scotland to its northern-most point and finally, we see some deer in The Highlands. The scenic drive takes us past more beautiful lochs, beaches, castle ruins and some amazing coastal scenery. Highlights were Sango Sands Beach, Smoo Caves, Strathy Point and Dunnet Head. It is still cool and overcast with rare glimpses of the sun. It is not raining though so we are happy with that.

The Scottish north west coast around John O'Groats, from Duncansby Head to Noss Head is spectacular and if you are a bird watcher then you will be even more impressed. Continuing south we visited castles, waterfalls, forests and enjoyed walks through the National Trust properties of Killycrankie and The Hermitage. We visited two distilleries in this part of our trip: Cragganmore and Dalwhinnie. The only thing that would improve this section of the trip is some sunshine!

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Scotland - Isle of Skye and the Highlands

posted by Peter    19 Mar 2016    Scotland - Kilmartin to the Isle of Skye AND Isle of Skye to the Scottish Highlands

Loving Scotland!!! We explored Kilmartin Glen with its ancient stone burial mounds and standing stones then onto Carnasserie Castle ruins. We drove around more beautiful lochs near the lovely Arduaine Gardens, more castle ruins then jumped on the ferry to Isle of Skye. Wow! It has some stunning scenery, especially around Neist Point Lighthouse and the Cuillin Mountains. A highlight in this area was our first Whisky Tasting Tour at the Talisker Distillery followed by the lovely Fairy Pools walk at the base of the Cuillin Range.

We continued to enjoy the spectacular scenery the Isle of Skye had to offer before crossing the Skye Bridge back to mainland Scotland. Heading north, highlights included the coastline around Staffin and the Storr Mountain walks. The next part of our travels took us through the Highlands, stopping at many lochs, waterfalls, forests and canals. The Culloden Battlefield was a highlight where we were immersed in the Jacobite/English conflict of 1746. On this leg of the journey we tasted Singleton Whisky on our tour of the Glen Ord Distillery (the 2nd stamp in our Whisky passport).

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What's this travel site about?

  • We love to travel and want to share our photos and experences with you.
  • Are you planning similar trips and holidays? The information on this site will be particularly useful for those who are planning a roadtrip, around Australia, New Zealand or UK and Europe.
  • Our home base is Queensland so we never let a holiday go by without trying somewhere new like a houseboat around Moreton Bay, sailing a catamaran around the Whitsunday Islands, camping and bush walking through rainforests or 4WD-ing at Fraser Island. Please Explore our Aussie Holiday site...

Aussie Holidays

  • Discover Australia by following our real life adventures as we take every holiday opportunity to see as much of Australia as we can. Our motto is to see Australia first and we have done our best to live up to that.
  • We love travelling, not only to the usual tourist destinations but also off-road to some of the more inaccessible and spectacular scenic areas that Australia has to offer.
  • This country is very diverse and we aim to see it all. Our longest adventure was a road trip around Australia for nearly 7 months. NOT LONG ENOUGH! We are already planning the next one which will be 12 months.

Overseas Holidays

  • Australian holidays are the focus of this website BUT of course we don't just holiday around Australia.
  • We have most recently been on a cruise around the Pacific Islands of New Caledonia, to Vanuatu, Fiji, New Zealand, Alaska and Canada.
  • In 2015 we set off on the BIG TRIP to UK and Europe for 12 months in a Motorhome.
  • Armed with a digital camera we always take WAY too many photos so culling them down to put up on the website sometimes takes a while. Check regularly for TRIPS AND PHOTOS .