The weekend saw my passion for landscapes re-invogorated after diving around the majority of Scotland's North Coast 500 route. The route begins and ends at Inverness Castle and offers more than 500 miles of the best views in the North Highlands. The route way runs to and from Inverness, venturing round the capital of the Highlands, up the West Coast and back via the rugged north coast. It covers Inverness-shire, The Black Isle, Easter Ross, Caithness, Sutherland and Wester Ross.
Scotland in the sunshine is quite simply majestic. I have travelled these areas all my life but I think this was one of the best trips of my life. It eclipsed Route One in California (LA to San Fran). The views of Stac Pollaidh, Suilaven and Ben Loyal to name but a few were simply stunning. The road weaves, climbs and descents around the coast mostly in single track roads with passing places.
Quite simply, if the weather is good, it has to be done when visiting Scotland. I have added a few shots below that were taken on the iPhone as I haven't had time to process the DSLR shots yet.