3 friends, a 4x4, a rooftent, 2000 miles, 53hours driving, 1 shower, 0 personal space, average food and very limited phone service was just a few things to explain 6 days of my life this month. 

Felix, Lydia and Myself hit the road for 6 days to experience the more remote parts of the UK in the highlands of Scotland. In order, we visited Glen Coe and Glen Etive. Camped in the car park of Loch Etive that evening. FUCK MIDGIES.

We then headed to Isle of Skye - Old Man of Storr, Quiraing and Neist Point Lighthouse, got pretty went on Skye, it rains a lot, but its absolutely stunning.

On to Bealach na Bà and we were lucky enough to be greeted with some more rain and thick fog, the view from the top was non existent.

Next location was Bow Fiddle Rock, Which seemed to be one of the locations in more of a civilised area's. I'm not sure how some of the residents felt whist we were cooking burgers on the side of the road...

After the burgers, I thought it would be a good idea to get back on the road to head 3 and a half hours north to Durness which was a great idea until we realised it was a single track road for over 30 miles full of deer so it took a lot longer than your average motorway (m25 questionable). Needless to say, I really couldn't complain when we arrived. Dying for a pee I get out the car, walk 20 ft and go for a peaceful pee at 1.30am right next to the beach. Little to my surprise I look up into the sky and see the glowing aura of the northern lights. Never have I wanted to stop peeing so quick! I called Felix to just get reassurance my eyes were actually seeing this, he confirmed and we rushed to the car, grabbed the camera's and sat there taking photo after photo with the cheesiest grin on my face. DREAMS DO COME TRUE.

5 minutes down the road we headed to Smoo cave, I can remember being so hungry at this point and no where opened until midday, pot noodles for breakfast it was.

Kylesku bridge was next on the list, so we hopped in the car and drove down there, of course, it wouldn't be Scotland if it didn't rain, but I'm fine with that because I don't think I will ever get such a perfectly framed photo of a rainbow again. MIND BLOWN.

After a quick stop and Glenfinnan bridge - and missing the harry potter train by minutes :(, we headed down to the lake district for one night, spent the day there before heading back home. 

I'd like to thank Island Feather for giving myself the opportunity to work with them on their new product, which was a very cosy tent to sleep in on top of the car. 

Sorry for my extremely uninteresting words, writing isn't my strong point.

Check out the photo's below. 


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