A Day on the Inner Hebrides

Be fore our Ben Nevis hike, Lucas and I had a day to spend in Oban. We’d journeyed up form Cumbria to Loch Lomond, had a seriously good curry and then had a day to make the 2-3 hour journey from Loch Lomond to Fort William. Because I can’t stand having an unused day, I booked us…

Ben Nevis: Climbing Britain’s Highest Mountain

One of our goals while living in the UK was to climb the highest peak in Scotland, England and Wales. Our first year, we travelled to Snowdonia and climbed the highest peak in Wales, Snowdon, and spent some time enjoying ourselves among the castles and seaside. Last summer, we visited the beautiful and remote Wasdale Head,…

Scotland Road Trip Part V: The Search for Nessie

This is part of a series of posts about our road trip around Scotland.  We started off with a drive from the Lakes to Glasgow, then headed north to Oban in search of scenery and whisky and then to the remote and beautiful Isle of Skye. Now it was time to turn eastward to Inverness. We…

Scotland Road Trip Part IV: Around the Trotternish

We had one full day to spend on Skye, and decided to spend it driving around the Trotternish Peninsula, home to some of the most dramatic scenery on the island.  With a slight detour and stop for a walk and some sheep, followed by lunch in Portree, we headed to toward the Old Man of…

Scotland Road Trip Part III: From Oban to Skye

I’ll start by saying that it was this trip to Scotland that converted me to Black Pudding. I know it’s a superfood. I know it’s made of boiled down blood, offal and oats. I’m a picky eater, but when cooked right (generally fried), a high quality black pudding can be a delicious part of your…