We are home now after the most amazing journey through Europe. Due to lack of internet availability and me filling my days up with so many experiences – I was not as diligent with my blog broadcasts as I would have liked; but now home I am going through some of my images and diary and over the coming weeks would like to share some more of our journey.
Scotland was quite a surprise to me. I feel like I have just touched the lid of an amazing jewell box. I had seen pictures before but now have felt its moody and misty landscapes and rugged coastlines; quiet little villages peeking out around the soft green banks of winding roads; clear icy streams; veins of stone fences stamped across the fields; and several times I thought to myself – ‘I am really here !!!! ‘
The photos I have to share here though are probably not like ones you have seen before because I have used my little point and shoot and was travelling about 70km and hour in a 90 year old vintage car winding around bumpy rural roads, but I wanted to give you some sense of what I saw as we drove through this beautiful landscape.
The locals kept apologising for the wet, windy and freezing cold summer weather; but actually I found it to be quite enchanting. I can get enough blue sky at home! I didn’t travel to see and experience Scotland whilst it was sunny !!! I wanted to experience the real Scotland…. The cold and grey. The subdued colours of the damp fields. The rich auburn foliage and soft wet muted shades of the grasses and shrubs. Someday I will endeavour to return to lift the lid a little more on this jewel of a country so far north in the wind and cold.
So I welcome you to come on this little journey below in our 1929 Invicta Vintage car as it bumped and meandered it’s way through the rain, wind and moody landscape in the north of Scotland.