Scotland NC 500 Days 1+ 2

If youโ€™re wondering… the NC500 is a 500 mile road trip around the Scottish coastline. The drive up there was fantastic, for the first 100 miles. Then the front brake pads went. ๐Ÿ˜‚ Heck, who needs brakes anyway? But managed Edinburgh for teatime. Fabulous hotel at Queensferry with stunning views of the three bridges. Apparently Robert Louis Stevenson came up with the idea of his novel, Kidnapped while staying there…room 13 we were told. I was corrected when I said he did well to write those books and invent a train. They are different people… shucks who would have guessed ๐Ÿ˜‚

We havenโ€™t actually started yet, as it commences at Inverness, and we only arrived there this evening. But before I left Queensferry, Edinburgh, I had a great run across the Forth Road Bridge, thatโ€™s the one in the sunset photo. Thereโ€™s actually two road bridges the old one is in front of the new one, so itโ€™s hard to tell. The other bridge is the railway bridge with trains going over it. Later versions of Robert Stevensonโ€™s Rocket (who didnโ€™t write books!) Queensferry is beautiful, and Iโ€™d liked to have stayed a little longer, but hey ho.

Now, that is a view from a bridge โค๏ธ Inverness isnโ€™t as beautiful as Queensferry but still has its own unique charm and tomorrow mornings run has been sorted. Around the River Ness at 6am. Iโ€™m just hoping the monster has either stayed in the Loch or isnโ€™t an early riser ๐Ÿ˜‰ Be happy my friends, youโ€™ve only got one life ๐Ÿฅฐ

About charliecountryboy

Part-time Carpentry Assessor. writer, runner, guitarist. Curious about life and all those wonderful people in it.
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43 Responses to Scotland NC 500 Days 1+ 2

  1. The Hinoeuma says:

    WOW. Beautiful pix! I’d so love to visit Scotland. I am Clan MacPherson.

    Godspeed, Charlie.

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  2. We drove the North Coast 500 a few
    years back. Summer is the way to
    do go ๐ŸŒž ๐Ÿ‘ Take your time to take
    it all in. If you stop at the Betty Hill
    pub, say hello to the Publican โœ‹๐Ÿ˜Ž

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  3. It is a long and winding road, that
    leads to Avalon via Brigadoon ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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  4. I never knew that about the two Stevensons. A great start to your adventure here. Now I will savour the rest…

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