Me, Rachel Swailes. My blog about stuff I get up to in and around the Western Cape, Cape Town, George, Wilderness, Hermanus and other cool places :)

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Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

Richard suprised me by organising a weekend away for my birthday. Usually I do all the organising so it was such a treat to just be able to pack and go!

Saturday, May 30th, 2009

On our final day we woke up to more apropriate weather for the highlands – ie, rain and wind and got ready for the drive back to the borders.

We drove through Glencoe which is considered to be the entrace to the highlands. It certainly felt like the grandest part of the drive with the large hills and the vast expanse of bog.

Saturday, May 30th, 2009

After the collosal rain the night before, we woke up to a day that looked to actually be quite good weather. So we got straight to it and got on the ferry heading west over Loch Linnhe.

Saturday, May 30th, 2009

We left from Melrose early in the morning and entered the Highlands from the bottom of Loch Lomond. The route took us past Inveraray and Oban and up to Ballachulish which we used as our base for the trip.

There are plenty of castles everywhere and the countryside is just so green!

Saturday, May 30th, 2009

Took the train up to spend some time with the family in Scotland.

Mom and I decided to take a trip through the Scottish Highlands to see castles and scenery and drink lots of tea!