North Coast 500 – 2017

It’s summer time, which means Road Trip.  Myself my fiance and friends set off to conquer the Outer Hebrides, unfortunately, the Outer Hebrides and Scotlands tourist industry (ferries) had other ideas. Our plan was to simply have a rough route and take each day as it comes as we navigated our way through the north west islands. Unfortunately, the ferry system would not play ball, no room for folks just taking it one day at a time, so we ditched any and all plans for seeing any of the outer and inner Hebrides.

The main problem was our lack of internet. All ferries required pre booked tickets, pre booking tickets in an area that has almost NO mobile data was not possible, so we dialled back and stuck to the road. Next time I will conquer the isles, this time I got to see some more of the excellent rugged North West Coast made popular by the North Coast 500 route.

Below is a selection of photos from a week driving across the North West of Scotland on the western part of the North Coast 500.

If you’re planning on using any Scottish ferries this summer, pre book your tickets way in advance, learn from my mistake.

Sunset at Ullapool.

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Sunset at Ullapool 2

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North East Coast of the Island of Sky

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Cuillin mountains on Skye

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Cuillin mountains on Skye

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The Road to Applecross – Wester Ross

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Eilean Donan Castle from the Highlander Film.

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Oban at night.

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