Well, all good things must come to an end and so it is with our Scottish Tour. We spent 15 days trekking from the southeast corner of this bonny land, to the north central highlands, visiting whiskey distilleries along the way, then on to the west central loch lands, and finally to the southwestern rocky mountainous regions of this amazing place. We walked about 50 miles on hiking trails and approximately 10 miles around towns.
We encountered friendly people in every location. People who seemed to run at a slower speed, more laid-back, less troubled. Oddly, at least to me, we met many people from Hungary and even a young man from Transylvania; truly! But everyone we met were welcoming and helpful to us, and more importantly understanding of our foreign ways.
I’ve had the privilege to hike on every continent on this planet, including Antarctica. And I’ve experienced some really breathtaking scenery. Scotland really surprised me with its natural beauty. This stupendous land is up there with the best places on Earth to hike; without a doubt.
I had visited this magnificent place 35 years ago on a rather fleeting trip. What that jaunt did was inspire me to want come back one day and really experience the place close up. This is what I was able to achieve on this trip, and my 35 year old expectations were simply blown away.
If Scotland isn’t on your bucket list, well you’ll have missed a truly grand and life expanding place. It truly is a broon moonlit, nit, to nit.