While we were in Scotland for our family holiday, we did some very enjoyable hikes across “rough” and interesting landscapes.
I was constantly laughing to myself – OH IF ONLY MY GIRLFRIENDS COULD SEE ME NOW!!
On the day of my birthday, we went to look for some stone circles and I came across this lovely gift to the earth.
I wanted to snapchat this photo to my girlfriends, saying: “Hey hey, it’s my birthday, what are YOU doing today?” but I had no mobile coverage. What a bummer.
This is what most of the Scottish Highlands looked like… endless views of rolling, green hills.
It was beautiful!
But when it rained, most of the flats turned into big grassy bogs. It was really hard to walk through.
Thank goodness our boots were waterproof.
Ahhh, we had so much joy comparing the nuances of the different kinds of mud.
(My boys LOOOVED the mud!)
The beaches were covered with beautiful, smooth rocks like these.
I was constantly picking up souvenir rocks, until my jacket pockets were bulging and full… and I weighed 2kgs extra.
Sometimes there was just NO path and no obvious place to step. This was at the base of a waterfall.
Where can I put my foot? Is it slippery? What can I hold on to? I basically had to crawl across like an drunken lizard.
The seaweed on the beaches were covered with little air-filled pockets… and walking across them was like treading on bubble-wrap – very satisfying.
Lastly, I wanted to share – for all it’s shock and delight value – this photo of my 7 year old, climbing up and over a deer fence.
Creating awesome childhood memories here!