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

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James comes in to land

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Thinking about the big one!!

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James does the long fast zip

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And seems surpried it's over

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Kim masters it too

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Helmet hair at Loch an Eilean for the night

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Mountaining biking round Loch an Eilean

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Mountaining biking round Loch an Eilean

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Mountaining biking round Loch an Eilean

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Uphill concentration

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On Culloden Moor

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The English Line at Culloden

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Jacobite war grave

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Our excellent guide in full flow

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Camped at Big Sands, Loch Ewe

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Building an Audi TT

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The Audi

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Big Sands, Loch Ewe

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Big Sands

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Loch Yoo Coo

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Inverewe Gardens

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At Inverewe Gardens

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Treasure trail consultation - Inverewe

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Wicker Man at Inverewe Gardens

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Out of the trees at Inverewe Gardens

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Inverewe Gardens

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The "dangerous path" at Inverewe Gardens

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James gets into photography

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Flower at Inverewe Gardens

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

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James studies the memorial

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The memorial

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Camp at very windy Mellon Udrigle

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Relaxing by the campfire

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James wanders onto the beach at Mellon Udrigle

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Kim in the Mellon Udrigle sunset

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Mellon Udrigle

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Passing by Gruinard Bay

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Yet another wonderful coffee stop - Little Loch Broom

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And another - Corrieshalloch Gorge

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James and Harry relax in the van

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Kim oversees the coffee

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I take a risk and let James have the big camera

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At Corrieshalloch

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On the Corrieshalloch Gorge suspension bridge

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On the Corrieshalloch Gorge suspension bridge

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On the Corrieshalloch Gorge suspension bridge

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Overhanging the gorge

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Testing his camouflage trousers

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The beautiful Leckmelm aboretum

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At Leckmelm

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At Leckmelm

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Three chairs on the lawn - it had to be done

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Bamboo at Leckmelm

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Leckmelm

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Skilfully chopping for dinner at spectacular Achanaird Bay

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Wild camp at Achanaird

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Achanaird sands

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

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Sun setting at Achanaird

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Sun setting at Achanaird

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Next night's stop - Stoer Lighthouse carpark

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At Stoer

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

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On route to the Old Man

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James shows Kim the way

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Still walking along the clifftops

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The Old Man at last - two old men in fact

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The Old Man of Stoer

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The lighthouse signals our way back to camp

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

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Sun finally goes down at about 11pm at Stoer

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Another beach to explore - Clachtoll

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Studying the rockpools at Clachtoll

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Coffee stop again - with a wonderful view to Suilven

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Old bench looking to Suilven

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Ardvreck Castle - Loch Assynt

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Ardvreck Castle

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Paddling in Loch Assynt

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James does more photography on route to the Bones Caves

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We spot a dragonfly

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Heading up to the Bones Caves, near Inchnadamph

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The first cave

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And another

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Start of the lovely walk out

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Warm walk heading back down from the caves

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

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Knockan Crag artwork restrained

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Knockan Crag artwork

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Studying Knockan Crag artwork

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Camp fire - Knockan Crag

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Sunset at Knockan Crag

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Sunset at Knockan Crag

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Next morning - Stac Pollaidh - here we come

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Wee rest for James on Stac Polliadh

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Another wee rest for James on Stac Polliadh

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And another at a mountain stream

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James and I admire the view from Stac Polliadh

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

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On the summit ridge - Stac Polliadh

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On the summit ridge - Stac Polliadh

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On the summit ridge - Stac Polliadh

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The usual SP photo

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About to descend

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But Kim still admires the view

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Last night's camp - at Glenlivet

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The End. Nearly..

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Visiting the baking hot Ruthven Barracks on the way home

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