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Inverness was our base for a couple of days while we explored the Highlands and more specifically, the Western Ross area of Scotland. We drove about an hour to the beautiful port town of Ullapool, stopped for tea and scones then continued the long and windy (single lane) road to the North Coast town of Durness.

Ullapool Loch Broom II
Loch Broom in Ullapool

Ullapool
Ullapool Scotland

The Highlands are beautiful, clean, wide-open and for a few moments I felt like I could have been in the Rockies driving through Colorado or Wyoming. The streams and lakes are so clear and unpolluted. The air so clean!

Highlands view from the backseat
Not a bad view, even from the backseat

HIghland Cattle
The cattle were a nice change from all the sheep ~ not that I’m tired of the sheep!

HIghlands lamb peeking around the corner
One of my favorite sheep photos ~ worth a repeat

Highlands Road
Lovely roads and still two lanes

Highlands road waterfall
Along the road to Durness

Highlands Road II

Highlands Passing Place on road
The one lane begins ~ not as scary as it looks

Highland Countryside

Highlands Motorcylist II

Highland Motorcylist
We saw more than a couple motorcylists on our drive ~ must be thrilling to ride these roads on a bike

Higlands Whitewashed houses

Higlands waterfalls

Highland Free Range Sheep
Free Range Sheep

Highlands Abandoned castle

Highlands House

Highland road sign for Durness
Durness Welcome sign

It was a fantastic drive through the Western Ross to Durness ~ we stopped often to enjoy the sights but it would have been nice to have more time to hike the backcountry. I’m going to have to add Western Ross to the “must visit again” list. A list which seems to be growing exponentially. Sure wish travelling were a paying job for me 😉

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