Scottish Roadtrip

As I mentioned earlier I jumped in my car one day and drove to Scotland, through Glasgow and on to Inverness and these are photos taken during that road trip.

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I drove up from Huntingdon, England and got on the M74(M) as I entered Scotland and drove through Glasgow.  I then got on the highway that travels by Glasgow, Cumbermauld, Bonnybridge, Bannockburn, Stirling, dunblane, Auchterarder, Perth, Luncarty, Bankfoot, Dunkeld, Pitlochry, Newtonmore, Aviermore and ultimately to Inverness so I could look for the Lochness Monster.

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The small cities along the way were quite nice and the Highlands were beautiful with the purple flowers on the rolling landscape.   The hillside was covered with Bluebells (Hyacinthoides non-scripta) and made the ride very enjoyable.  The entire was was basically a two lane blacktop type road on rolling terrain.  There was quite a bit of construction during the time I traveled which extended the trip by several hours.  None of the drivers seemed to mind as the pace was rather slow to begin with.

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I finally arrived at Inverness and immediately loved the place.  It looks and smells like an old shipping town with modern amenities like a McDonalds in the center.  The people were friendly and the area was bustling with activity.  As I mentioned, it looked like an old seafaring town, with the many old buildings, shops and houses nestled together throughout the whole area.

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The whole town looks like its been there for centuries and would be a great place to hang out for a while.  I was in sort of a hurry and stopped in at the McDonalds to grab a cup of coffee and drive around the area.  I did spend time wandering throughout the small city and its adjacent area to get a feel for the place and felt like I could live there.  It was a mixture of the old and new so you have an environment where you can enjoy some modern things and still have a feel for what things looked like centuries ago.

 

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