Day 22 of 30 Days Wild is about our drive from our home in Aberdeen over to Dornie in the West Coast of Scotland where we will be spending 4 days on holiday.
Our drive took us up through the Cairngorms up towards Inverness and then across country to the west coast. We decided to stop at National Trust for Scotland Inverewe Gardens (which I’ll blog about next) before heading down the coast towards Dornie.
The scenery as you drive over the the west coast is pretty impressive. Here are just a few shots of some of the scenery we saw, including this little Red Grouse poking his head out through the grass!
Dornie is a small village based 9 miles from Kyle of Lochalsh, where the bridge to the Isle of Skye is situated. It is where Loch Alsh is joined by Loch Duich and Loch Long. Just outside Dornie is the famous Eilean Donan Castle, the most photographed and filmed castle in the world.
Last year we visited Dornie and the Isle of Skye for the first time and loved it so much we decided to come back again. We even booked the same place to stay as last year, a little hut with everything you need (including toilet and shower!) but no wi-fi.
The view looks directly out onto Loch Long where you can see Herons, Greylag Geese, Cormorants, Sandpipers, Wagtails and Black Headed Gulls.
My next 5 or 6 blogs will cover what we get upto on our trip over in the west coast of Scotland. Sharing the beauty of this area and maybe even inspiring some of you to make a visit one day!