This year, Ellen and I took a trip, roughly following the North Coast 500 route.
The West coast of Scotland is stunning. As a Glasgow cabbie observed, if it wasn't for the weather and the midges of the Scottish West Coast, Brits wouldn't bother leaving the UK for their holiday. I can't comment on the weather (which was beautiful), but he may have a point about the midges.
Here are some photos from that trip.
Thistles at sunrise. Taken at around 5.30am. Worth getting up for?
This image is part of a much larger panorama that I would like to print for my wall in three parts.
The iconic Highland Cow, or Highland Coo as we call them in Scotland.
If you aren't familiar with midges, they are tiny biting flies. Their vileness is brilliantly illustrated with the following video...