Leaving Ullapool we head south through yet more stunning scenery, by lochs and over mountains towards the Isle of Skye. Continue reading Highlands & Islands Road Trip Part 5
From Rhiconich we head south for 2 nights in Ullapool, a couple in Dunvegan on the Isle of Skye and three at Glen Nevis near Fort William. Continue reading Highlands & Islands Road Trip Part 4
An early start to drive over to Stromness for the ferry. There is a ferry that runs from St Margaret’s Hope to Gill’s Bay in about an hour but by going from Stromness you get to cruise by The Old Man of Hoy.
After a good night’s sleep and breakfast in Thurso at St Clair Hotel it’s a short drive to Scrabster to catch the ferry to Stromness on Orkney.
Leaving Edinburgh for a two week road trip up the north-east coast from Inverness to John o’Groats, across the north coast to Durness and down the west coast to Fort William, taking in some of the Orkneys and the Isle of Skye!
A last minute weekend away to the Norfolk coast coincided with the temperature dropping to single digits – at least it remained dry for walking part of the Norfolk Coast Path! 🙂
First stop of the day is to Musée de l’Orangerie which contains two rooms housing 8 of Monet’s Water Lilies compositions made up from 22 panels for a total length of 90.83 metres. The greens and blues and purples of the paintings make for a calming feeling while sitting and taking in Monet’s spectacular accomplishment.
Last minute break to Paris. Not the cheapest way to do it (£230 return) but ticket booked Tuesday for the last Eurostar train leaving at 20:00 Thursday, and 2h15mins later you’re in the centre of Paris!
The Yoke Ridge and Troutbeck route climbs the Garburn Pass to follow the best side of the Kentmere Horseshoe along the rollercoaster ridge of Yoke, Ill Bell, Froswick and Thornthwaite Crag. A steep descent to Threshthwaite Mouth is followed by a long return down lovely Troutbeck.
Continue reading Lake District Week Part 2