Scottish west highlands – Applecross Peninsula photoblog
I spent a lot of childhood holidays in the western highlands and islands of Scotland. It’s a beautiful place of wilderness, sea and mountain, an inhospitable landscape yet breathtaking and welcoming at the same time. Where the locals speak with a lilt that sounds like a song and if you’re lucky you will hear the gorgeous Gaelic tongue spoken. Whenever I head north and pass through Rannoch Moor and see the imposing Buchaille Etive Mor stand before me I can feel the tension ease out of me, knowing I am in the land of the stag and the eagle where friendship and hospitality awaits. One of my most favourite places in these lands is the Applecross Peninsula. Whether travelling over the highest road on this isle, the Bealach na Ba, the 2000 foot pass of the cattle or via Shieldaig on the coast road I cannot help but gaze in awe at my surroundings. This is a small journey through that beautiful, imposing landscape.