Exploring the Scottish Highlands

It’s been about a week since my last blog post. Lindsay and I have been traveling around the lower half of the Scottish Highlands visiting Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park this past week.

The routes I’ve marked on the map below denote the two major 4-day trips we’ve taken. During the past week, the route we followed is the lower one which took us southwest over to the picturesque coastal town of Oban and back again.

The upper route is one we took northwest over to Applecross about 3 weeks ago. I’ve got so much to share with you! Before I do, however, I thought it might be helpful to create this map in order to show you where our travels have taken us over the entire last two months and what you have to look forward to reading about.

The blue ‘splats’ on the map denote various sights we’ve visited along the way. (I don’t dare mark all the routes we’ve taken because you wouldn’t be able to see the any of the map details underneath; it would be covered with blue lines especially in and around Aberdeen!)


Needless to say, we’ve had some great adventures, traveled about 3,000 miles total going to and fro, and have had a ton of fun making a plethora of precious memories all the while!

I will be flying back home to Oregon in just a couple of days and although I extremely enjoy sharing my adventures with you, I want to make the most of the last precious hours I have while I’m still in Scotland.  The sun is shining outside and I can feel the pull of a garden somewhere calling my name to come and enjoy its blossoms!

Once I get back home, I’ll resume writing the blog posts. I already have about 20 drafts started and it may take me most of the summer to write them and to catch up with myself! In the meantime, know that I’m thinking of you and am taking a ton of photos to share with you!  Until the next time…

Attitude of Gratitude ~ I am so grateful to have such a great traveling partner like my cousin, Lindsay! He’s so easy-going, fun to spend time with, and wealth of Scottish knowledge, Scottish phrases and lingo, and suggestions of places to visit! I will miss his companionship terribly but am so grateful to have his friendship!

Author: Claudia Frew

Adventuresome, independent, and fun-loving 68-year young American great-grandmother who loves to travel; often going solo!

3 thoughts on “Exploring the Scottish Highlands”

  1. Been so much fun travelling around with you. I too will greatly miss your smile and company, but will look forward to revisiting our adventures in your future Posts. Thanks for all your patience with the ‘auld guy’!!

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    1. Just a comment I got independently from another follower – but worth adding.
      “Can’t wait to see the next blog, both the pics and the style of writing are great and maintains one’s interest. I know much more about Dornoch and the Scottish islands than I ever did. Thank you!!”
      pp Allan Robertson, Teneriffe, Canary Islands.


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