North Coast 500 day 2

We left Glasgow in a rain shower which followed us all the way north to the outskirts of the Cairngorm national park before it finally stopped and sun begun to break through the heavy clouds.
By Inverness the skies has cleared completely and the drive West towards the village of Applecross was stunning!

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To reach applecross we had to cross the infamous Bealach na ba road. A hairpin bend, 1:5 gradient, single track road that weaves back and forth as it clings to the flank of a huge mountain before gently dropping back to sea level at the village of Applecross.

The views at the summit of the pass over the isles of Raasay and Skye are stunning and I manage to get lots of pics to share when I get back.

My first night was spent in a lovely little bar in Applecross with a beautiful view over the north of skye. After watching a lovely sunset with a couple of cold beers I set off back to the tent for the night.

The weather in the north has been perfect so far, so fingers crossed that it’ll continue for the rest of the trip!

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I’m writing this on day 3 in a small balcony overlooking the sea in the village of Shieldaig.
It’s another lovely day and I’ve already grabbed a few more shots to share when I get back!

Off to Durness now, via torridon, Loch Maree and the coirreshalloch gorge!

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