The Scottish Highlands in Pictures

 One of the better maintained roads to nothing

One of the better maintained roads to nothing

The Scottish Highlands are known for their whiskey and their massive expanses of empty land.  In fact, those were the major reasons we chose the trip we did, and neither disappointed.  Even with map and car troubles, we still had to pull over every 20 miles or so just to look in awe at the views surrounding us.  We didn't make a single hotel check-in time, but the beauty of this country is too magical to speed through.  Whether on the coast, in the hills, or in towns, Scotland is stunning.  Please, enjoy these snaps.  If you want the full experience, throw on a fan and play this video while you peruse.

 Just a couple miles over the border into Scotland, and a coffee break brought us here.  What a welcome!  Unfortunately, J was excited to use his drone and lost it to the wind.

Just a couple miles over the border into Scotland, and a coffee break brought us here.  What a welcome!  Unfortunately, J was excited to use his drone and lost it to the wind.

 One of the many patchwork "parks" in the highlands.  Amazingly, this one without any sheeps.

One of the many patchwork "parks" in the highlands.  Amazingly, this one without any sheeps.

 Some fairly aesthetic farming

Some fairly aesthetic farming

 A pit stop in Edinburgh provided some much needed humanization but the scene was just as stunning.

A pit stop in Edinburgh provided some much needed humanization but the scene was just as stunning.

 But pretty soon we were back to the wilderness

But pretty soon we were back to the wilderness

 Something we didn't know about Scotland before arriving is that though there are areas where you can't pull over a caravan to camp, those rules don't apply to cars.  So, we were lucky enough to wake up to views like this some mornings.

Something we didn't know about Scotland before arriving is that though there are areas where you can't pull over a caravan to camp, those rules don't apply to cars.  So, we were lucky enough to wake up to views like this some mornings.

 360 degrees of alone

360 degrees of alone

 The Isle of Skye was mind boggling.  Between the elevation and the weather, you're always this close to touching the clouds.

The Isle of Skye was mind boggling.  Between the elevation and the weather, you're always this close to touching the clouds.

 Just one if the many random lochs, nbd

Just one if the many random lochs, nbd

 Even on sunny days, Skye is thrown into darkness constantly by the low hanging mists.  Mood lighting 100.

Even on sunny days, Skye is thrown into darkness constantly by the low hanging mists.  Mood lighting 100.

We really didn't take enough pictures.  Everywhere you turn in Scotland there's something new to catch your gaze, it's truly overwhelming in it's beauty.  The tranquility felt in this country is astounding - we couldn't believe the delivery trucks speeding through these spots.  They say a picture is worth  a thousand words, we hope these speak tomes.