We have been on such a relaxing, fun, and interesting holiday...which is why I haven't written in several days. We are pretty tired tonight, so I'm just going to give you a preview of our trip!
|We drove from Aberdeen to the tiny town of Achintraid! It took about 4 hours.|
|Here is a map showing all the places/sites we visited while we were there.|
Starting from the top of the second map:
- Ardoch Bothy location
- Town of Achintraid
- Strome Castle
- Castle Moil (bottom left)
- Eilean Donan Castle (bottom right)
It was so cozy, and the views were breathtaking! We will definitely go back to Ardoch Bothy. We were so sad when we had to leave. We spent 3 nights there. During the day we traveled around the west coast visiting castles, ruins, small towns, lake shores, and pubs. At night we watched the sunset, enjoyed a warm fire, and viciously competed for the win in Scrabble or Monopoly. Here are some site previews to get you excited:
|Ardoch Bothy "bolt-hole" where we stayed|
|View of Applecross Bay|
|Eilean Donan Castle|
On the way home we stopped to see Urquhart Castle at Loch Ness. Let me tell you... it was worth the detour...
Just for fun:
We recorded some video of our drive through the mountains of Applecross. This is just a short clip. It takes a while to upload the longer videos. Have fun!