Scottish Highlands, north of Inverness in Wester Ross. Although it was rainy and windy for a couple of days, it was easy to see the beauty of the land.
On the western coast of the mainland, Joe trying to fend off the rain and the wind.
Single-track coast road outside of the town of Applecross, Scotland.
Mountain stream in the Scottish Highlands, complete with purple heather and green spongy moss everywhere.
An isolated farm on Loch Kishorn in the Scottish Highlands.
Upper Loch Torridon in the Scottish Highlands with the slopes of Beinn Alligin in the background.
Joe on the banks of Loch Torridon in the Scottish Highlands.
Breakfast on our first morning in Scotland. Joe doesnít think anyone is watching while he tries to sneak a dram of whiskey into his porridge.
Our hotel in the Highlands - The Torridon. It is a restored manor house from the 19th century, sitting on about 60 acres on the shore of Loch Torridon in Wester Ross.
Ed and Joe on Upper Loch Torridon with Shieldaig Island in the background.
The lounge at the Torridon featured about something like 300 different kinds of whiskey. You could have heard a pin drop when I ordered a gin & tonic.
Looking across at the eastern shore of Loch Maree and the slopes of Beinn Lair. Scottish Highlands.
Beautiful Loch Maree in the Scottish Highlands.
Loch Maree in the Scottish Highlands with the top of Beinn Airigh Charr shrouded in clouds.
Looking south across Loch Maree in the Scottish Highlands.
Near Poolewe in the northern Highlands of Scotland.
Looking north across the valley towards the coastal town of Ullapool in the northern Highlands of Scotland.
The Torridon in Wester Ross seen from the village of Torridon on the other side of the loch.
Urquhart Castle on the shores of Loch Ness dates back to the 13th century though it has been in ruins since the late 18th century.
Castle Eilean Donan in the Scottish Highlands dates back to the 13th century and was constructed on a small tidal island at the intersection of Loch Long, Loch Alsh and Loch Duich.
On the Isle of Skye, looking across Sleat Bay at storm clouds over Beinn Mhialairidh.
Ed looking for a little kiss. Never a good idea to make friends with something that is liable to be your dinner later on that day.
On the road to Glen Brittle on the Isle of Skye in northern Scotland.
A single-track road on the Isle of Skye where the sheep and goats and cows wander at will wherever they like :)
The Isle of Skye in northern Scotland. Blue water, green terrain, purple heather everywhere.
Isle of Skye, Scotland. Loch Mor along the drive out to Waterstein Head and Neist Point Lighthouse.
Point Neist and the trail leading out to the Lighthouse. This is the western edge of the Isle of Skye.
Craggy cliffs along Neist Point on the western edge of the Isle of Skye.
Towering cliffs along the western coast of Scotland.
Joe as we begin the hike up through the glen to the mythical Fairy Pools on the Isle of Skye.
Isle of Skye, Scotland. The Fairy Pools are a series of cascading waterfalls and crystal clear pools along a hike up through the glen to the base of the mountains.
Isle of Skye, Scotland. The Fairy Pools are a series of cascading waterfalls and crystal clear pools along a hike up through the glen to the base of the mountains. You can see cars parked along the road in the background - it's about a 2-hour round-trip hike up the glen and back.
Isle of Skye, Scotland. The combination of the pools, the waterfalls, the wall of mountains, the green terrain and the purple heather is spectacular.
Isle of Skye, Scotland. The Fairy Pools are a series of cascading waterfalls and crystal clear pools along a hike up through the glen to the base of the mountains. Truly spectacular!