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, »
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 »
I got a confusing email from Scotrail this morning, re cancellations, so I wondered about leaving here early. The Inn let me use their phone to call Scotrail, and they said Kyle to Inverness should stay open today, and be normal tomorrow, but no guarantee, check again tomorrow; I »
It was -2C (29F) feels like -8C (18F) in Inverness but only a dusting of snow was visible. As we got into the hills, there was more snow. My plan was to take the first train and get out at Achnasheen, and there was snow everywhere. About an hour »
Up early yesterday to get the 7:30am bus to Ullapool (covered by my rail pass). I had two prints in the members’ exhibition here last year, and sadly they did not sell, so this was an opportunity to organize to send them to my brother.
The weather was »
Here I am back in Inverness. Yesterday I was on trains to Dundee, Ladybank, Perth & Inverness. Today was odd; given it was Sunday, I had nothing planned.
On the train to Dundee I was facing backwards, constantly turning around and was quite nauseous by the time we »
This trip was brought on by a number of inspirations (some of which came to me on my previous visit)
photographing the mountains with snow on them
not worry about getting around in the snow by taking the train (or bus)
taking photographs from the train
in case the train wasn’t working »