Wow! What a few weeks! Its feels like its been non-stop recently. Thankfully though, amongst all of the bus-y-ness, I have managed to get some R&R in.
Over the last few weeks, in amongst the usual chores I have had a weekend away off-roading and a week in the fantastically stunning Scottish Highlands.
First, let me tell you about the 4 wheel drive adventure. Taking a Landrover Discovery with a group of like-minded individuals, we conveyed through the Yorkshire Dales, along tracks and routes that are quite honestly, mostly impassable by your average family car. This was a brilliant weekend that, although a challenge at times in terms of my off-roading ability, was nothing but amazing fun.
The Discovery also survived the challenge a little better than the last time we tried this, with no repair stops required for us this time. Unfortunately others were not quite so lucky! I must thank Steve for an awesome weekend that I hope we can repeat again soon.
After such a busy schedule around the galas recently, and squeezing in the off-road weekend, it was about time we got away for a holiday. This year, rather than going abroad, we decided to save a few very much needed pennies and stay in Britain. After a bit of searching around various places we settled on Fort Augustus at the base of the legendary Loch Ness in Scotland. I have never visited the area before, so camera in hand, we ventured on the 350 mile journey North.
Well what a place! What a beautiful, attractive and unpredictably sunny place! We must have caught this at its very best!
From our chosen base at the Highland Club we managed to visit many of the places around the Highlands. Keep your eyes peeled for updates as I get some time to get photos uploaded. I hope you enjoy them as much as we enjoyed finding them.
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