Tuesday, June 04, 2013

THE SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS

During my Coach tour around the UK, I also had the opportunity to drive through the Highlands which is a historic region of Scotland. The area is sometimes referred to as the "Scottish Highlands."

The area is very sparsely populated, with many mountain ranges dominating the region, and includes the highest mountain in the British Isles, Ben Nevis.

There is not much to write about it the pictures are self explaining. I had never seen such a beautiful and strange mountain region which seemed to be completely untouched by humans. Usually mountains look green because of the trees. In the Highlands it is different. There are not many trees, the mountains are covered with a green carpet, which sometimes even looks like the fake grass carpets you see around swimming pools or patios.

All pictures have been taken out of the bus. 



































and then we arrived at the end of the Highlands in Callander where we also stayed over night.







Slowly we went back to civilisation. One thing is for sure I will never forget this beautiful stunning landscape !

10 comments:

Jim said...

True blues and the greens are so green.

Linens and Royals said...

Beautiful scenery, it is so stark and empty. You are a very talented photographer. So many highlanders like my grt. grandfather must have been sad to leave such beauty and go to Canada or Australia, I think they had no choice if they wanted a better life or any sort of life.

Gary said...

Beautiful. Its easy to understand why so many Scots came to Canada over the years. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Andrew said...

Stark and beautiful and you captured the mood well.

Fun60 said...

Those are incredible photos from inside the coach! The scenery is stunning. Although those mountains are not very high by world standards, there is still a lot of snow on them.

Loree said...

It is so beautiful and wild. Gorgeous photos!

A Lady's Life said...

Aren't they lovely. No wonder people talk about them so much.

imac said...

Its wonderful up in Scottland

diane b said...

A truly rugged and beautiful landscape. Great shots from the bus.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful -- just as I always imagine Scotland!

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