Glencoe, you took my breath away..

So after Loch Ness and Ben Nevis, we were pretty sure the A82 road couldn’t deliver anymore of the goods. Oh, weren’t we wrong!

After leaving the Aonach Mor and their breathtaking gondola rides, we kept on driving until we reached the area of Glencoe. So, before I purge out every possible descriptive word known to men to describe the Glencoe area, let me just say – if there is one place you go to in Scotland, one single place – make it Glencoe. Don’t get me wrong, the entire Highlands are beautiful but Glencoe is just the most glorious bit of country we covered in the UK. So glorious in fact, that we had to stop and get out of the car four times in the space of half an hour. It was just that damn impressive.

Panorama was the only way to shoot
Panorama was the only way to shoot
Taking it all in.
Taking it all in.

Unfortunately, I don’t have many photos to back up my claims. But in all honesty, no photo will do Glencoe justice. You just have to witness it yourself to understand why words and photos aren’t enough to grasp the incredible landscape.

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A lone sheep.
A lone sheep.

We passed through this part of the Highlands far too quickly despite all the stops we made. Before we knew it we had left Glencoe far behind and were approaching Loch Lomond. It was starting to get dark and we had been so sidetracked by our massive day that we had forgotten to book accommodation.

Luckily, the B&B scene was popping around Loch Lomond and a little old lady took us in for the night. She recommended dinner by the waterfront, which was superb. I think my eyes are starting to hurt from all the magnificent scenery that I’ve witnessed today. It has been seriously impressive.

Our final mountainous view over dinner, before the sun took the day away.
Our final mountainous view over dinner, before the sun took the day away.

Sleep came easy to us, being worn out from our huuuuge day in the Highlands. It was definitely short and sweet, but it was worth every second. I’m going to put it out there, best day on the road trip. No contest, at all. The only thing that would have made this day the best ever on record, would be if I had seen some Highland Cows. I can’t believe I didn’t see a single one. And I can’t believe how much time I spent glued to the window hoping to spot one! I guess I will just have to return. Bummer :p

Tomorrow we’re off to Northen Ireland! Ticking off another new country!

J. x

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