Scotland 2017 - Into the wild

A few days to Edinburgh, a few days to Invergarry... The North Coast 500, from Durness to Ullapool ! Into the wild ! 427 miles by coaches ; 340 miles by car ; 182 miles of walking.
Du 2 au 16 août 2017
15 jours
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Discover the charm of the historic area of Edinburgh's old town...The fantastic graveyards...to live The Fringe, the single biggest celebration of arts and culture on the planet ! Edinburgh is an amazing city to visit, very green. Exciting ! It's a great place to walk, shop or spend some time out in its many pubs ! You meet a guy who juggles in front of a pub... The crazy jugglers ! It is Edinburgh !

The Shore - Leith - Edinburgh Harbour
The Shore - Leith - Edinburgh Harbour
Castle Hill Rock
Castle Hill Rock
Castle Hill Rock
Castle Hill Rock
Graveyard - West Princes street Gardens
Graveyard - West Princes street Gardens
Castle Hill Rock
Castle Hill Rock
Castle Hill Rock
Castle Hill Rock
Castle Hill Rock
Castle Hill Rock
Grassmarket
Grassmarket
Grassmarket
Grassmarket
Grassmarket
Grassmarket
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Jake - The Mousetrap, Leith Walk, Edinburgh
Pat, the girl and the dog ! The Mousetrap
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Between Fort William and Inverness... After 7 hours of road by bus ! The middle of nowhere, in fact ! Glengarry forest, Loch Garry, Loch Loyne...So amazing ! I thought of the movie with Al Pacino when I was in the forest of Glengarry. Just for a minute. And I understood why David Mamet had given this title to his screenplay... Glengarry ! There is "Struggle for life, making money, Dog-it-Dog"! And there is Glengarry, a peaceful place ! I know where is the truth !

Faichemard Farm Campsite
Meal !
Invergarry Hotel
Cheers !
Chef's suggestion
Ha ya !
In the Highland Hills
Campsite


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Loch Garry - Invergarry - 6/08/2017 
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Out there, almost alone, into the Wild ! Great single track road (With the famous passing place!). Scenic ! At every turn, the views of the landscape are incredible ! As a result, the drive from Inverness to Durness offer unparalleled views of the Wild Highlands ! And the Scottish skies are magnificent !

Single track road to Heaven
From Inverness to Durness
From Inverness to Durness
From Inverness to Durness
From Inverness to Durness
Single track road to Heaven
From Inverness to Durness
From Inverness to Durness
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Amazing ! The most north westerly point of Scotland ! Rocky coastline, beaches with white sands and turquoise waters ! A place of wildlife ! Great escape ! The splendour of Durness bellow !

Inver - Durness
Inver - Durness
Balnakeil Bay
Balnakeil Graveyard
Balnakeil Bay
Balnakeil Graveyard
Sango sands beach
Sango sands beach
Sango sands beach
Balnakeil beach
Balnakeil beach
Balnakeil beach
Balnakeil beach
Balnakeil beach
Faraid Head
Balnakeil beach
Faraid Head
Faraid Head
Balnakeil beach
Balnakeil beach
Balnakeil beach
Sango Sands Campsite
My Camp
Balnakeil Beach - Durness - 9/08/2017 
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Amazing Sky
On the road
On the road
Scourie
Scourie
Scourie
Loch Glendhu
Loch Glendhu
Drumbeg
Drumbeg
Drumbeg
Drumbeg

There's nothing quite like the freedom of the long open (and single!) road between Durness and Ullapool ! So many incredible places to stop ! One of the truly great Scottish drives ! I made it in 3 stages. Nice trip to be free ! Enjoy photos gallery !

Clachtoll Beach - 10/08/2017 
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Nobody's here !
Turf
You understand ! ?
Sheeps on the road
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Simply looking at them !
Near Achiltibui
Near Achiltibui
Near Achiltibui
Near Achiltibui
Summer Islands

Atlandhu is it the most moved back place which I know now? I think it is ! A place of crofters and fishermen ! Brian, thank you for everything! Your simplicity, your good mood, your sense of humor, your time and your scottish accent ! A very beautiful meeting! To see you again will really be a pleasure for me! Andrew, Catriona and John, you're in my memory also !

Here, you will find yourself fascinated by this wonderful landscape, and the wonderful people !

Summer Isles - Atlandhu, 12/08/2017 
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Ardvreck Castle (MacLeod)
Loch Assynt
Fog
Loch Assynt
 The ghost of Montrose swimming in the loch Assynt.

Castle of the Assynt MacLeod. In 1650, the MacLeod received the marquess of Montrose. They betrayed him. He was put to death in Edinburgh. His ghost belongs to Ardvreck Castle now. I saw him !

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Unlock the mysteries of one of the oldest landscapes in Europe. At Knockan Crag Scotland's story of ancient oceans, vast deserts and ice sheets, crashing continents and epic journey from pole to pole is told through poetry, sculpture and interactive exhibitions.

Knockan Crag - 11/08/2017 
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Main street
Loch Broom
Ullapool Harbour
Main street
Loch Broom
Main street
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The Summer Islands from Ullapool
From the hill behind the village
Seal
Seal
Seal
Main street
End of the day on Summer Islands
End of the day on Summer Islands
Amazing Sky

Welcome...to my little slice of heaven ! After hours of sinuous roads , I arrive finally in nice (little) city of Ullapool,on the coast of the North West Highlands beside the Loch Broom. A beautiful place to end this magnificent trip in Scotland !

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My heart's in the Highlands, my heart is not here,My heart's in the Highlands a-chasing the deer -A-chasing the wild deer, and following the roe;My heart's in the Highlands, wherever I go.

Farewell to the Highlands, farewell to the NorthThe birth place of Valour, the country of Worth;Wherever I wander, wherever I rove,The hills of the Highlands for ever I love.

Robert Burns

There's no bad weather in Scotland! Only a weather which changes ! The landscapes are atypical ; They can be dark, or bright! The sky is of an incredible intensity! I've been fascinated by everything I've seen. Scotland is in me, I think ! A ground so "tortured" but so peaceful. A ground of inspiration !