This was taken on approach to Plockton, commonly referred to as “The Jewel of the Highlands”. It is a picturesque village, with stunning views of Lock Carron.
Just outside Helmsdale is this beautiful scenery, as the River Helmsdale meanders along. So peaceful!
Corrieshalloch is a National Nature Reserve. There is a suspension bridge over the gorge, but you need a head for heights! Corrieshalloch means “ugly hollow” in Gaelic, but it is far from ugly. Golden eagles can sometimes be seen there. I was on my way to Ullapool to catch the ferry over to the Hebrides when I came across a coach pulled over at the side of the road with a lot of tourists staring off into the distance, taking photographs. Of course, I pulled over to see what the attraction was, and was confronted with this stunning view. Had it not been for those tourists I would have missed the opportunity to see this magnificent sight, looking straight down the gorge. I didn’t want to leave, but I had a ferry to catch! The road to Ullapool goes along the right-hand side of the picture.
Younger Botanic Garden is now known as Benmore Botanic Garden. It is near Dunoon. The entrance into the garden is unique in that you walk down an avenue of Giant Redwoods – unforgettable.