Victoria's Voyage

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25/08/17 Last day and we stayed local, opting to explore some of the forest areas around Strontian. After a hearty breakfast of pancakes and jam, we set out to the nearby Ariundle Oakwood Nature Reserve. Aside from getting caught in a heavy shower on the most exposed part of the walk, it was a glorious stroll through the woods and by the rushing river, and it’s really hard to describe the beauty… Read More

24/08/17 Today was a wet one, so we opted for something a little different. We’ve passed by the nearby town of Fort William plenty of times on our travels, but never actually stopped. This was our first destination. There’s not much there, and there are more picturesque locations too, but if you’re looking to stock up on warm clothing and walking supplies, you’re in the right place! The most refreshing thing about… Read More

23/08/17 Today’s title sounds a little like it could be an Animal Ark book or something, but it’s rather apt. We had another slow morning, deciding to embrace the unusually good weather and travel down the coast to the most Westerly point of the UK at Ardnamurchan. Which brought us on an adventure down what felt like the longest road in the world, seemingly never-ending and almost as winding as a racetrack,… Read More

22/08/17 Today saw us embracing an early start so my brother and his girlfriend could catch the train home. We took in the views along the way, despite the lashing rain, and shortly after they had departed, leaving us with the rest of the day to fill. We took a drive back through Glencoe, stopping off at a local craft shop and cafe to shelter from the elements. It was an adorable… Read More

21/08/17 Today we travelled in the opposite direction to anywhere we’d yet visited, heading further West across the country. Our first stop was a gorgeous stretch of beach that was so silent, virtually abandoned. It was a bit of a trek down narrow, winding roads, but it was well worth it. Ardtoe Beach is unbelievably picturesque, and it’s especially great when the tide is pulling out, exposing long stretches of sand, shells… Read More

19/08/17 Today we had a nice slow morning, a refreshing change from our usual hectic lifestyles. After a hearty breakfast and another long chat, we finally departed Edinburgh and hit the road for our cottage in the highlands. Despite taking up a good chunk of our day, the cross-country drive was a spectacle in itself. We cranked up the music and took in the breathtaking scenery, watching the stark change from English-style… Read More

18/08/17 It’s only been a few months but it feels like forever since I went to Croatia, so, naturally, I’m psyched to have left Grimsby behind again for a new adventure up in Scotland. Yesterday we took a long drive up the east coast of the UK, stopping in the small town of Alnwick on the way. It’s definitely a pretty place, even though there isn’t a vast amount to see and… Read More

The Scottish highlands are a true delight, and just as magical as you’d expect; there’s a good reason it’s been voted the most beautiful place in the world. If you can stand the high chance of heavy rain showers and a hell of a lot of driving, Scotland is worth adding to anyone’s list. While much of it looks similar, regardless of which loch you happen to be close to, it’s not… Read More