Campervaning The North West

9th July 2013, 109 photos.

Discovering the North West of Scotland by Campervan - in all weathers. Learning about castles and beaches and lighthouses and plant-life and World War 2 and geology and too many other things to recall. Another wonderful Big Tree adventure.

Ready to zip-wire


James comes in to land


Thinking about the big one!!


James does the long fast zip


And seems surpried it's over


Kim masters it too


Helmet hair at Loch an Eilean for the night


Mountaining biking round Loch an Eilean


Mountaining biking round Loch an Eilean


Mountaining biking round Loch an Eilean


Uphill concentration


On Culloden Moor


The English Line at Culloden


Jacobite war grave


Our excellent guide in full flow


Camped at Big Sands, Loch Ewe


Building an Audi TT


The Audi


Big Sands, Loch Ewe


Big Sands


Loch Yoo Coo


Inverewe Gardens


At Inverewe Gardens


Treasure trail consultation - Inverewe


Wicker Man at Inverewe Gardens


Out of the trees at Inverewe Gardens


Inverewe Gardens


The "dangerous path" at Inverewe Gardens


James gets into photography


Flower at Inverewe Gardens


Site of Arctic Convoy defences at Loch Ewe where my grandfather was stationed


James studies the memorial


The memorial


Camp at very windy Mellon Udrigle


Relaxing by the campfire


James wanders onto the beach at Mellon Udrigle


Kim in the Mellon Udrigle sunset


Mellon Udrigle


Passing by Gruinard Bay


Yet another wonderful coffee stop - Little Loch Broom


And another - Corrieshalloch Gorge


James and Harry relax in the van


Kim oversees the coffee


I take a risk and let James have the big camera


At Corrieshalloch


On the Corrieshalloch Gorge suspension bridge


On the Corrieshalloch Gorge suspension bridge


On the Corrieshalloch Gorge suspension bridge


Overhanging the gorge


Testing his camouflage trousers


The beautiful Leckmelm aboretum


At Leckmelm


At Leckmelm


Three chairs on the lawn - it had to be done


Bamboo at Leckmelm




Skilfully chopping for dinner at spectacular Achanaird Bay


Wild camp at Achanaird


Achanaird sands


Sun setting at Achanaird - sloping horizon by James! More training required!


Sun setting at Achanaird


Sun setting at Achanaird


Next night's stop - Stoer Lighthouse carpark


At Stoer


Start of a fantastic post-storm, evening walk to see the Old Man of Stoer


On route to the Old Man


James shows Kim the way


Still walking along the clifftops


The Old Man at last - two old men in fact


The Old Man of Stoer


The lighthouse signals our way back to camp


James and Kim on their phones - as usual!!!


Sun finally goes down at about 11pm at Stoer


Another beach to explore - Clachtoll


Studying the rockpools at Clachtoll


Coffee stop again - with a wonderful view to Suilven


Old bench looking to Suilven


Ardvreck Castle - Loch Assynt


Ardvreck Castle


Paddling in Loch Assynt


James does more photography on route to the Bones Caves


We spot a dragonfly


Heading up to the Bones Caves, near Inchnadamph


The first cave


And another


Start of the lovely walk out


Warm walk heading back down from the caves


Next night's stop - Admiring Stac Pollaidh from Knockan Crag geopark


Knockan Crag artwork restrained


Knockan Crag artwork


Studying Knockan Crag artwork


Camp fire - Knockan Crag


Sunset at Knockan Crag


Sunset at Knockan Crag


Next morning - Stac Pollaidh - here we come


Wee rest for James on Stac Polliadh


Another wee rest for James on Stac Polliadh


And another at a mountain stream


James and I admire the view from Stac Polliadh


James unexpectedly featuring in our photo this time - how we all laughed


On the summit ridge - Stac Polliadh


On the summit ridge - Stac Polliadh


On the summit ridge - Stac Polliadh


The usual SP photo


About to descend


But Kim still admires the view


Last night's camp - at Glenlivet


The End. Nearly..


Visiting the baking hot Ruthven Barracks on the way home


9th July 2013, 109 photos. View this album in Flickr.