Road Trip in Scotland

RO: Ne mai apuca asa uneori nostalgia de duminica si-atunci ne inecam amarul cu o doza sanatoasa de browsat pe hard diskurile cu poze πŸ™‚ Si uite asa am dat IAR de Scotia si de toate drumurile lor inguste de-o banda, de peisajele bestiale, de castele la tot pasul, de vaci bretonate, glen-uri si loch-uri cat cuprinde, de apusuri rosii ca focul, de Ben Nevis cel tantos de nici n-ai zice ca are numai 1343 de metri maruntei, de Nessie cea fioroasaΒ inΒ mijloc de Loch Ness, de peisajele dementiale de coasta, de satele traditionale, de linistea aceea din mijlocul pustietatii si de ce sa nu recunoastem, de distileriile de whisky πŸ˜€ Nu ne e dor de vremea scotiana insa, capricioasa si ploioasa. Si nici de haggis-ul traditional. In rest, cu mare drag ne-am intoarce si maine in tara Unicornului (mda, animalul oficial al Scotiei este… unicornul!) si-am porni la drum. Pe North Coast 500, probabil cel mai faimos drum scotian, care face concurenta serioasa Route 66-ului american. Sa pornim din Inverness si s-o luam catre peninsula Applecross si-apoi spre nord, pana om face toata ruta. Sa vedem Castelul Dunrobin. Si plaja de la Achmelvich. Si-apoi si pe cea de la Dornoch. Si sa mai dam o fuga pe Isle of Skye. Sa conducem zi si noapte, pana ne-om pierde pe un A82. Dar nu asa oricum, ci pe cea mai periculoasa portiune de drum, intre Ardlui si Tarbet. Si eventual in miez de noapte, sa ne sara inima-n piept cand ne-om intalni c-un tir venind din sens opus.Β Si hei, data viitoare nu mai ratam cel mai scurt zbor comercial din lume! Ei bine, nu! Stim de pe-acum ca o sa ajungem in Insulele Orkney si ca ne luam bilete din Westray pana-n Papa Westray. Un minut si 14 secunde de zbor πŸ˜€ Dar e pe bucket list-ul amandurora!

EN: Sometimes we’re getting that Sunday nostalgia and we’re tippling away our cares by browsing photos on our HDDs πŸ™‚ And here we go AGAINΒ with Scotland and all their one lane narrow roads, the amazing landscapes, castles all around, the fringed cows, all the glens and lochs, the red as fire sunsets, the high and mighty Ben Nevis that doesn’t seem to have only 1343m height, theΒ fierceΒ Nessie from Loch Ness, the gorgeous coastal scenery, the traditional villages, the peace and quiet from the middle of nowhere, and why not, the whisky distilleries πŸ˜€ We’re not missing the Scottish weather, unpredictable and rainy. Not even the traditional haggis. But besides these, we would go back to the country of Unicorn even tomorrow! Oh well, yes, the official animal of Scotland is the… Unicorn! We would drive towards North Coast 500, seriously running the famous Route 66 close. We would start from Inverness and head to Applecross Peninsula and then up north, until we’ll finish the whole route. We would see the Dunrobin Castle, And the Achmelvich beach. And even Dornoch beach. We would go again to Isle of Skye. To drive day and night, until we’ll be off the track on A82. But not everywhere on A82, but on the most dangerous part of it, between Ardlui and Tarbet. And maybe in the middle of the night,Β to scare the hell out of us when we’ll meet with a lorry coming from the opposite way. And hey, next time we will not miss the shortestΒ commercialΒ flight in the world! We know already that we will go to the Orkney Islands and we will buy tickets for the flight from Westray to Papa Westray. One minute and 14 seconds of flight πŸ˜€ But it’s on our bucket list!Β 
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