I flew to Inverness on the 6th, with Jill to follow on the 11th. The trip itself is to introduce Jill to some of the highlights I found on my recent trips: Glen Affric, Skye, Ullapool; nothing original there I guess. I traveled early, to make my own mini-NC500, »
We hadn’t originally planned to rent a car in Eugene, since the trip was envisaged as being car free, unless we were with friends or family. Hence we returned the car and took the Amtrak from Eugene to Portland. The Willamette Valley is quite flat, though you can see »
First stop in our trip to the Pacific North West brought us to Eugene, OR. We’d been so busy before we left that we hadn’t done much planning on what to do, but once we got orientated it seemed pretty obvious. Highway 126 runs from the coast through Eugene »
The idea of this trip was borne in part out of the frustrations of my previous trip while taking a long detour drive because the hike I’d planned proved too challenging that day and I was having all this trouble finding accommodation and I pulled the car over for »
Quite the trip.
I was up bright and early, too early to even see my great AirBnB hosts to thank them, walked the half-mile to the train station. For a long time, it was just me and the train, so I selected a good seat and went outside and »
I woke up this morning and thought, I’ll go to Wick. And now I here am. But only for a few minutes; well no, I’m here overnight, but still, only saw my wonderful AirBnB hosts to say hello when I arrived (didn’t want to interrupt their dinner).
Last night there »
Yesterday I was on the train out of Kyle of Lochalsh on the way to Inverness, one of the few running in Scotland! debating whether to get off on the way and get the next or just go on to Inverness.
They have a system at each (unmanned) station where »