Our second day in Scotland was drier but very windy. I wore this dark red jumper which, you guessed it was a charity shop find some time ago, over a navy shirt. Please don't look at my hair - it was a bad hair day due to the wind.
We had hoped to catch a ferry over to the remoter islands but the ferries were disrupted due to the weather conditions so we headed north west into the Highlands instead. The scenery was stunning and the colours changed dramatically when the sun broke through the cloud cover.
We saw several large herds of wild red deer but it was difficult to see them in photographs as they were so well camouflaged. Apart from some very isolated crofts there were no houses for miles and although we were travelling on an A class road we hardly saw any other traffic. It was so tranquil and such a change from the normal pace of life!
We passed the ruins of Ardvreck Castle which was destroyed by lightning many years ago and was the scene of the grizzly murder of the Marquis of Montrose in 1650!
A typical rural Scottish cottage - such a lovely setting by a stream crossed by an ancient stone bridge.
The hillsides are mainly devoid of trees but there were groups of silver birches in the glens.
Our trip ended by the sea at this lovely little fishing port of Lochinver where we enjoyed a home cooked meal in a little family owned cafe.