After the 2 nights in Bettyhill we were back behind the wheel and heading to the fabled west coast. From what we had been told from people coming the opposite way was this would be the highlight of the whole trip! An early start was called for as we had a lot of miles to cover and many things to see today. We had a … Continue reading North Coast 500 – Part 2
The North Coast 500 (herein known as NC500) is an amazingly scenic road trip around the far north of Scotland. As the name suggests the distance is approximately 500 miles (516 miles to be exact) officially beginning and ending in the highland capital of Inverness. On this trip you will see stunning coastal scenery, spectacular roads, craggy mountains, castles, whiskey distilleries and a wide array … Continue reading North Coast 500 – Part 1
The United Kingdom has seemingly got on top of the Coronavirus pandemic. After a speedy vaccine roll out we can finally sit inside to eat and drink, go the cinema and gamble at the casino. The end of all social distancing measures are scheduled for the summer solstice and life can get back to relative normality after over a year of restrictions. Unfortunately the majority … Continue reading Travel Traffic Lights
As we are all pretty much grounded at the moment its perhaps a good chance to check your Flazinho Country Coefficient or submit your scores for the new ‘Travel Wingspan’ game. Latitude and longitude are a geographic coordinate system used to help locate and chart places on a spherical globe. Longitude is measured as the distance east or west of the Prime Meridien in Greenwich, … Continue reading Travel Wingspan
Perennially used as a movie set, especially for classic ‘John Wayne’ westerns, Monument Valley provides visitors a quintessential slice of ‘Americana’. Straddling the Utah-Arizona border in the USA’s South-West it sits within the Navajo Indian Reservation, with the nearest town of Goulding a 19 mile drive to the West. Currently closed due to the Corona-virus pandemic this should be high on your list of places … Continue reading Monument Valley
Michael, Michael!….We are going to have to turn back we left a bag at the airport!!…………These words were spoken to our taxi driver who had just collected us from Yekaterinburg Airport, Russia, in June 2018. In our haste to locate his taxi we had left a carry-on piece of luggage in the airport car park. Michael or to be more accurate Mikael zipped down to … Continue reading Taxi!!!