We are back from a lovely ten days in Scotland. Two 35 hour journeys in less than a fortnight has not left me at my most eloquent, so I will save the write-up for another day, but I wanted to share a few photos of our time away.
We were staying in a stunning self-catering house called Croft Cottage, which has views of East Loch Tarbert and across to Skye. On a still night, this is what it looked like…
And if you crouch down and peer through the heather it looks like this… But be careful not to sit on a thistle. Ouch.
The light was stunning on sunny days…
But also lovely on less sunny days…
Whoever had stayed in the cottage before us had obviously been feeding the gulls, because every evening, just before dinner, there was the tap of a beak on the dining room door…
And when dinner looked like this – straight from creel to kitchen (via the good folk at Croft 36) – who can blame him for trying?
Have I ever mentioned how much I love stacks of buoys and coils of rope?
I’m also a sucker for a clapped-out minibus.
We saw big boats and little boats…
Pretty Stornoway doorways, and Lego street art…
On sunny days we headed to the beach…
And on rainy days we retreated to the bar, where we tried to convert our Scottish friends to Tasmanian whisky drinkers. You’ll see from the half empty bottle that we were quite successful.
After a lovely time, we had to head for home. Cheerio Scotland, until next time.
Your trip looks absolutely amazing! I love Scotland, but I haven’t been in over 23 years… that’s too long right?? I need to go back! I Look forward to your write up!
Lovely photos of a lovely holiday. Your pics are making me so jealous, I am tempted to get something that’s not phone camera… if only I knew what to get!
Stunning photos Ruth.Very atmospheric even in the rain.
Aw, seems like you had a wonderful time. Gorgeous photos and lots of wonderful memories made
You make me want to visit!
My daughter has been wanting to go to Scotland for years. I am forwarding your blog to her, she will love the photographs. We just might have to plan a trip!
i would love to visit Scotland and the more rural sides of it liuke this so beautiful to look at. you captured some stunning pics of its landscape
thanks for allowing me to sue this in my carnival (live on the 12th ) x
Some great images here… And so typically Scotland with so many seasons in one short visit!
Pingback: A Bloggers Summer Carnival Extravaganza | Mummy Mishaps
Gorgeous photos – glad you had a good time! 35 hours??? I am tired just calculating how that would work…
Beautiful 🙂 X
laughed at the thistle – sorry. what beautiful sky pictures, and my oh is obsessed with piles of ropes and lobster pots as well.
The islands make fab holidays if the weather is nice not so great if it rans.
found you through Jennie’s round up
Gorgeous photos. Even the rain looks tempting!
Scotland is soooo beautiful. My in-laws hail from those parts, and still have a family place in Galloway. You’ve captured the atmosphere of the place so well here.
Pingback: One Year On « dorkymum