Scotland. Ohhhh Scotland.
This past November I took a solo road trip throughout Scotland and it was completely amazing. At first I was very sure that I wanted to do it alone, and then right before my trip I was wondering if I was kind of nuts for going to such a beautiful place by myself, cause how nice would it be to share this experience with someone I love? But I’m pretty happy that I was able to experience it the way I did first. It was such a gift to be able to drive around and stop whenever and wherever I wanted to take photos without worrying if I was annoying a fellow traveler with my non-stop-stops. And I stopped A LOT. I have never been to a place that was so overwhelmingly beautiful. Every inch of it caused my eyeballs to pop out of my head and drop to the ground and then bounce around from excitement. Know what I mean? It was nuts.
I arrived in Scotland on the red eye from JFK and even though I had barely slept I was wide awake and ready to see EVERYTHING. I picked up my car straightaway and set off towards Glen Coe. Misty, cold but not too cold, windy, single track roads that twisted and turned, barely any other people, a beautiful mountain valley — my kind of place! I stayed at the 300 year old Clachaig Inn which I can’t recommend enough. I had a cozy warm little room and could hear the wind hollowing over the mountains throughout the night. They had amazing food and drink downstairs — tons of vegetarian options which is super important for me and some seriously delicious beer + hot chocolate. Mmmm.
Here are some photos from my first few days in and around Glen Coe. Taken with my Nikon D810, iPhone, Canon Ae-1, and my Olympus Stylus.
I hope you like photos of mountains, lonely roads, and rainbows.