"Once you've travelled, the journey never ends but is recreated again and again from the memories. The mind can never detach itself from the journey. " - Pat Conroy
The year could not start better. February is a cold month and we had a new adventure waiting for us: Scotland. We were going to spend seven days in this beautiful country, discovering every corner, its forests, its snowy roads, its ancient towns, its fauna and its culture.
We travelled about 2000kms by car across the country. We stopped many times to observe its beauty, several cards and reels full of memories of what has been one of the best experiences of our lives.
We want to thank the entire Tribe Red Leaf team for joining us during this incredible adventure.
There is nothing better than travel to an unknown place and be amazed by every detail.
We started our adventure in the town of Ayr, where we rented a car (spacious enough to rest in, comfortable, and with unlimited mileage). Then we headed to our first Airbnb in Strachur, passing through Glasgow, Alexandria, visiting the National Park Lake Lomond and the Trossachs. In the National Park, we made several stops to see the different lakes and mountainous formations. Though we'd only been in the country for about 3 hours, we were already very excited.
The next day we went to Inveraray and its castle, Lake Awe, Kilchurn Castle, Bridge of Orchy and Lake Tulla. In the area of Altnafeadh and Glencoe, we had our first contacts with deer (note: they love carrots).
We passed through the town of Fort William at the foot of the Ben Nevis (the highest peak in the United Kingdom) to reach Glenfinnan with its lake and the famous viaduct where the famous Jacobite steam train circulates (the same as Harry's movies). It's a pity that at this time of year is not operational.
Late in the afternoon, we had to head towards Broadford in Skye. The road was long but incredible, one of our favourite areas of the entire trip. We decided to return two days to appreciate it with better light and photograph it.
The next morning we woke up nervous because we were going to the Isle of Skye. After a somewhat hard climb due to the wind and low temperatures, we arrived at our destination to be surprised again by the beautiful Scottish landscape.
That day we went through the town of Portree and around the island until the afternoon. Then, we went to our Airbnb, a beautiful wooden cabin that made our trip more magical.
We left the Isle of Skye to spend a day in the Sgurr Fhuaran area, a place where we can see lots of deer and beautiful mountains. Then we were on our way to Inverness and the famous Loch Ness.
We ended up going to Edinburgh by day through a much longer path than the one proposed by the maps but much more beautiful. We arrived from the Cairngorms National Park and the Ski Glenshee centre. We were lucky enough to see Edinburgh while it was snowing, to appreciate its historic town painted white and to have the best hot chocolate where J.K. Rowling wrote Harry Potter (you can tell that one of us is a fan of this saga).
We ended the last day dawning again in Ayr, this time completely snowed. With a feeling of helplessness but at the same time of happiness, we boarded the plane back to Gran Canaria.
For our trip, we took a Canon 5D Mark III with a 35mm, a Canon AE-1 and a Minolta F10BF with several reels and our Mavic Pro..
All images have been edited in Lightroom and edited with the FORGED FXS presets.