Thursday, July 26, 2012

Our weekend in the Scottish Highlands


I know the weekend is way over (in fact, this weekend is nearly upon us), but last weekend we spent a long weekend in the Scottish Highlands with some friend and I wanted to share some of our adventures. One of our friends' incredible parents were renting out a big cottage on the coast and invited us to stay for a few days. It was a much-needed break from dissertations for the boys and a much-needed break from work for me. So we rented a car and drove the 6 hour drive to Achiltibuie (*side note* Christopher and I drove for the first time in the UK! And we're all still alive!).








We spent most of the time hiking the beautiful landscape that makes up the highlands. On our second day, we found a cave and the boys decided to go caving, despite only having one headlamp. Needless to say we returned the next day with more headlamps so they could explore the insides of the mountain. Feeling claustrophobic and not wanting to hold them back, I stayed outside the tight cave corridors and took pictures. Plus, the cave was known as Bone Cave because of all the random animal (and human?!) bones they have found in there. That wasn't much of a selling point for me!




It was quite wet out there! 



Wet clothes + dirty cave = mud man





We would end every day back at the cottage with tea and coffee by the fire and then consume some delicious dinner that our friend's parents made. We were seriously spoiled by it all!














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7 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh. How beautiful. The photos you took are amazing. I can only imagine how breathtaking it was in person. The waterfalls, the ocean, the meadows, mountains.....incredible diversity in landscapes. I wouldn't have expected that. Now I really want to go back to Scotland! Can I stay at their cottage, too? ;-)

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    1. I know! I am kind of bummed that it took us this long to get up the highlands because I didn't realize how awesome they would be! In other words, come back and see it!

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  2. so much blue! so much green! beaches, hill, rocks! i have Scotland envy :)

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    1. I know, right?! It felt like a movie set because everything was so perfectly lush and green and every corner we turned their were more lakes (or lochs as they call them here). It seemed like a never-ending panoramic photo!

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  3. Natalie! I knew you were June and Mike's daughter by your smile! I'm mikes cousin Sheryl! You and your husband are awesome, you are doing things I have dreamed of doing!!! AWESOME!!!!

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    1. Aww thanks so much Sheryl! So glad you liked the pictures. We are really enjoying out time here and planning as many adventures as we can before we go back to the states in a few months. Take care!

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  4. A holiday full of challenges. Very close to nature. Also your photos are very beautiful.

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