A Scottish Journey V

Ater visiting Wick recently, Hub and I travelled south to the town of Tain which we used as a base for the last part of our trip.  For Hub this was, at last, a break from work, giving him a couple of days for a well-earned rest.

One particular treat for him was a trip to the nearby whisky distillery of Glenmorangie, which nestles in a very beautiful coastal setting.  We had a very interesting tour of the works, with a tasting at the end.  Well, it would have been rude not to buy anything after that….

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A Scottish Journey IV

Following on from my last ‘Scottish Journey’ post, I left you all with a glimpse of the North East Scottish fishing town of Wick incorporating the historic town of Pulteney.

I had a couple of hours to explore this interesting area while Hub was working.

I love looking around harbours, with all the different boats, birds and coastal sights.  Wick provided plenty of all these things.  Here is a taster:

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A Scottish Journey III

The journey across the Highlands of Scotland is breathtaking.  You may know from my last post that Hub and I travelled last week from the port of Ullapool on the west mainland to the north east town of Wick, a former Viking settlement and once a very busy fishing port.

Here are some images of this leg of our trip, once again taken from the car:

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As you can see, the landscape is stunningly beautiful – a feast for the eyes wherever one looks.

As with our previous stops, we had only a short time in Wick, but it was long enough for me to have a good look around while Hub was in a meeting.  I have tons of photos so will devote a single post to this lovely area in my next ‘Scottish Journey’ post.  In the meantime, here is a taster of things to come.  This shot was taken from a headland to which one could walk, looking back on the town of Wick and its lovely harbour:

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