A Scottish Journey VI – the final leg of our trip

We found the most wonderful place as the last area to visit on our Scottish tour – the northern headland of Tarbat Peninsular, majestically dominated by the Tarbat Ness Lighthouse.

The lighthouse itself is not open to the public, but there is plenty to see all around.  Here are some highlights for you:

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As you can see, this area is a feast for the eyes: stunning views; interesting geology; beautiful wild flowers.  It is also wonderful for the other senses too:  fresh smelling, clean air; warm, light breezes on one’s skin; and plenty of trilling and warbling bird song.

Of course, I recognise that we were (at last) supremely lucky with the weather for this visit.  There would be no need of a lighthouse if there were never any storms!

How fortunate we are to live within striking distance of such lovely places.  It took us only about  three hours to get home from Tain, back to the busy city of Edinburgh.  It always takes a bit of getting used to other cars on the roads, and people on the pavements.  Edinburgh is a very comfortable size, a very ‘human’ city as one friend puts it.  But it is nevertheless a complete contrast with other parts of Scotland.  It is fabulous to be able to experience both. 🙂

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10 thoughts on “A Scottish Journey VI – the final leg of our trip

  1. Your posts are so lovely! What a treat.

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    1. Thank you so much, Melissa 😀💕

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  2. What an excellent holiday and these last photos show what a beautiful area you stayed in at the end of your break. Such a pity your poor husband had to work for part of the time you were away! We are on a weeks holiday in the Black Forest in southern Germany at the moment. Lots of lovely food and drink and lots of lovely rain too!

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    1. Fortunately, Hub enjoys that part of the job which requires him to travel to beautiful parts of Scotland to meet staff! And since I changed my working arrangements last year, I get the benefit of tagging along – can’t complain!! Your holiday sounds wonderful – looking forward to your photos already. Enjoy the rest of your break.

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      1. That is very fortunate! You both have the best of both worlds. Thank-you for your kind wishes – We really needed this break!

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  3. It’s been a wonderful tour and to finish with that barbershop pole lighthouse makes me happy! Thank you for showing me such wonderful places.

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    1. You are very welcome, my friend. So glad you have enjoyed it all so much. 🙂

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