Standing in the shadows of the Black Cuillin Mountains while on a recent holiday. Probably the only mountains in Scotland that give me a little anxiety about approaching it. Maybe this is why I've put it off so long. Best to face this head on then. I think it is time to start the prep now then. See you soon you Cuillin beauts!
“Coming back to Edinburgh is to me like coming home”. – Charles Dickens.
Did you know that the famous novelist, Charles Dickens, loved Scotland's capital? He first visited Edinburgh in 1834 while working on a story as a reporter and ended up enchanted by its beauty.
We know how he feels, we've helped visitors fall in love with Edinburgh since 1985. 🙂
Reconnect with friends and family and join us for a private tour when we relaunch, together and safe.
It’s been an eventful night - thunderstorms for the entirety of our hideout on the mountain which kept me awake for the whole night. Then our campsite at Stonehaven rang to cancel our booking and tell us to stay away; they’ve flooded during the storms and had to evacuate.
So we’ve made a plan B and will be staying in the Cairngorms for a other night to enjoy this weather.
First stop; Carrbridge- home to the oldest packhorse bridge in the highlands. At over 300 years old it’s really pretty impressive.
An extremely enchanting drive up to Stoer Lighthouse through the picturesque village of Assynt with majestic mountains and gentle meandering lochs around you! Follow it up with a hike to see the Old Man of Stoer, like us!
All of your favourites there to hit the spot! Drop by for your TEMAKI fix! 🍱
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Absolute beauty of a night on Loch Ard last night with @paddlefastuk .
Beers, jumping off cliffs and merchandise produced by @colbrooksupplies I’ll put another kit order up soon via Facebook.
Paddleboarding has for sure become a way of relaxing and enjoying life in a world where it’s hard to hang out with others.
Thanks for delivering with the weather again Scotland. Flat water and awesome skies!
After the storm comes the #rainbow 🌈💫 Who experienced the thunder and lightening storms last night? Hope everyone ok! I’ve seen some of the videos online....crazy! ⚡️ This pic was from a trip to Glencoe 💙
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Riding the waves 🌊
My boy trying something new today, his first surfing lesson. Totally smashed it, so strong, brave and confident!
Massive thank you to @surflewis for giving him the BEST morning to finish his holidays!
🇬🇧 August 2020 - I walk among the trees and plants of the #RoyalBotanicGarden in #Edinburgh . I stop on a little bridge in the Chinese Hillside. I want to take a picture of the people passing by the #waterfall .
This woman just decided to stop her walk right in front of my camera. Her phone got her attention. It seems like she does not know what happens around her. Surrounded by green, she focuses only on the void in her hands. But then, can I really judge her? I'm looking at her through a screen.
🇮🇹 Agosto 2020 - Cammino fra gli alberi e le piante del Giardino Botanico di #Edimburgo . Mi fermo su un ponticello nella collina Cinese. Voglio scattare una foto delle persone che passano di fianco alla #cascata .
Questa donna decide di fermare la sua passeggiata proprio di fronte alla mia camera. Il suo telefono ha attirato la sua attenzione. Sembra non rendersi conto di ciò che accade accanto a lei. Circondata dal verde, si concentra solo sul vuoto che ha tra le mani. Ma alla fine, posso permettermi di giudicarla? La sto guardando attraverso uno schermo.
No les puedo explicar la emoción ayer de finalmente conocer este lugar!!! Hace mil años lo vi en un grupo de Facebook (sueno del siglo pasado usando Facebook 😬) y siempre quise ir. Ayer caí que estaba a 30mins de acá nada más así que lo puse en el GPS y me fui! Estacioné mal 👀sin saber... pero al irme me dijeron que no se podía. En transporte público no se si es muy fácil llegar. Para encontrar la entrada leí algunas entradas de distintos blogs pero igual la pifié 🙈 y entré por el lugar equivocadoooooo!!! es buscar un poco más y prestar atención! Preguntando se llega... y sino leer bien las instrucciones 🤓🤓🤓
El verdadero nombre es Finnich Glen. Glen quiere decir valle pero hoy lo encontré también traducido a cañada y Finnich Glen tiene unos 22mt de profundidad. Al lugar también se lo conoce como Devil’s Pulpit, por una formación rocosa con forma de púlpito de iglesia pero también por la mezcla de colores rojo de la piedra que hacen ver roja al agua también y a los primeros visitantes les daba sensación de lugar satanico 😱
Se llega bajando unas escaleras que #mamitaquerida bueno parecen más de lo que es, pero hay que tener buen calzado con agarre. La bajada se llama ‘Devil’s Steps’ o ‘Jacob’s ladder’.
Se hizo más conocido pq se filmó Outlander ahí (al menos una escena) pero por suerte ayer estaba bastante vacío. Felizzzzzzz de finalmente haber ido!!! En las stories les muestro más! Las voy a dejar en destacadas. #scotland#scotland_greatshots#scotlandphotography#scotlandexplore#visitscotland#scotlandlover#escocia#escociaturismo#finnichglen#finnichglenscotland#devilspulpitscotland
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George Heriot school with the castle in the background😍 layers on layers of beauty ✨
Scotland is stunning and beautiful and magical and I can’t wait to get back.
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This view holds such great memories for me, so I really loved capturing the scene and embellishing it with a striking colour palette. We went to Edinburgh for Hogmanay and then on New Years Day we travelled over to Queensferry for the Loony Dook. We didn't join the people braving the cold waters of the Firth of Forth for a swim to start the New Year, but really enjoyed the festive atmosphere! 🏴
Well what an interesting 24 hours! Torrential rain and thunderstorms in Edinburgh and now a mini-heatwave! Aren’t we lucky🙈 ⛈
Here’s a little sketch of @edinburghcastle ⚡️this is part of my Edinburgh gift range so go check out my website for more details!
Send help: I’ve fully transformed into a girl who wears flowers in her hair for Instagram attention 💁🏻♀️
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We enjoyed our trip to Culross so much last Thursday that we went back on Friday, too 🙈 Then we came home and I obviously spent the rest of the evening Googling house prices in the Culross area, because can you imagine what it would be like to actually live here?! Sadly for me, my Googling simply confirmed that we’re not going to be moving *anywhere* anytime soon, but hey, a girl can dream...
Easily one of my favourite ever SUP compositions to date!
It always seems straightforward to find and photograph a beautiful landscape with a paddler or two plonked in the middle. While I’ll definitely keep that up, it’s so rewarding to seek a different angle.
Reflections can be brilliant, often abstract and dreamlike. Today was the epitome of the calm before the storm: Glassy water revealing gathering stormclouds and a glimpse of sun, minutes before thunder and lighting unleashed on the glen.
Hope you like it! 👍
Note: I am in no way encouraging SUPing in thunderstorms 😂
While John O’ Groats often steals the headlines, Duncansby Head is the most northeasterly part of Britain.
It still doesn’t beat Dunnet Head for being the true North, but what it lacks in extra miles it more than makes up for by sheer epicness.
A 4.30am alarm to catch it at sunrise is the best way to enjoy it in all its all its glory, surely? 😂