Contrasting sceneries from the North of the Isle of Skye south to Edinburgh were absolutely incredible. We were blessed with a perfect blue sky day, and breathtaking views of water and mountains, it really could not get any better! Please read my part 5 blog for more info on that one!
I was having a blast exploring Scotland. I love being out in the outdoors, walking through forests and enjoying as much of the natural environment as possible. Here in Scotland I really had plenty of opportunity for this and more.
Right now we are in another awesome Airbnb in a little quaint place called Tain, just outside of Inverness. We are having a fab time so far, and enjoying a very comfortable clean and tidy stay in a family home. It is nice to meet some locals and have insider tips on places to go and things to do.
Today was rainy so we decided to drive through Inverness, which was pretty but sadly dreary in the rain. We thought to push on an extra 30 minutes and take a brief walk at Lochness, where the famous monster may reside. I had been to this beautiful and notorious place in the past, but my memory failed me; it looked completely different this time around! We jumped out despite the rain and took a quick stroll along a path hugging the lake, it was amazing even in the rain. I could imagine in sunshine it would be incredible. Here are some pictures for you!
Even in wet weather it was a beautiful place. I was surprised to learn that the lake is as deep as it is wide, now that is hard to fathom right?
After our outdoors adventure we went for a movie in the centre of Inverness, checking out the latest Melissa McCarthy film “The Boss”. It was pretty funny and provided some nice light entertainment for the afternoon. We then went to the local mall for a shop around and some coffee at Costa, then it was time to head home again; another full day ticked off on our road trip around Scotland. It really is tiring being a tourist!
After Tain we headed for Edinburgh. This was our final city on our circumnavigation tour of Scotland. I was looking forward to catching up with one of my friends and checking out our first city on our tour.
On the way south we made a stop at Loch Leven. Here we took a little walk around the pretty lake, however the weather was crappy so we made it shorter than I would have liked. As we sat in the cafe, I saw a great photo of an ancient bridge hung on the wall. I got chatting to the people sitting next to us (surprise surprise) and they informed us we weren’t too far away from there and it was well worth visiting. So off we set!
Hermitage Bridge was awesome. We walked through impressive green lush forest and walked right along a rumbling, flowing river. I was in heaven! We walked right up to the bridge and took some photos, happy as a pig in shit.
After a few more coffee stops we were soon in Edinburgh. The plan for the night was to meet my friend in the city, have dinner and drinks and catch up. Well that all went to plan! We had a fab time and bar hopped our way around the city. I had a dance with one guy (the only one sadly!) as he was on his bucks night. We were watching him on the dance floor for awhile and to our surprise, and his mates, he threw himself quite suddenly into the splits, in the middle of the dance floor! It was very impressive! I high fived him and gave him a cheer and of course, I then had a dance with him!