Happy Travel Tuesday!
I recently shared the Brit and I’s trip up in the Highland, where we stayed in Fort William, took the Harry Potter train and visited Mallaig. It was such a lovely weekend – a birthday present I might note, and the best possible gift at that!
What I didn’t mention however is how we got there. The journey is just as important, right?
On Saturday morning we woke up bright and early and left for Glasgow. From Glasgow we were to take a train directly to Fort William. That’s a nearly 4h journey! It started a bit rough as well – I mean some of the towns surrounding Glasgow are plain rough. It’s also that the train that goes between Glasgow and Forth William is basically a third world train – possibly one of the worst I’ve taken in my life.
A few hours later, however, when the train split so half could head to Oban and the rest of us could head toward Fort William/Mallaig, it totally transformed!
The bit between Crianlarich and Fort William is some of the most beautiful and rugged places I have yet seen in Scotland. It was absolutely gorgeous. I tried to take as many photos as possible through the window. Though I will spare you the countless photos of blurry trees I ended up with. I finally also understood the weird allure of the train – it seemed every thing was low and clear as to make it easier to admire the magnificent views through the windows. Of course, I don’t know if that’s on purpose, but that’s the excuse I gave it!
Ever been in the uninhabited lands of Scotland?xx
I also wanted to take this moment to reach out to you and ask if any of you would have the time and enthusiasm to write a few guest posts for me? I’m off on holiday on the 18 October and would love to host 3-5 guest posts on travel, expat life, adventures, etc. 🙂 Don’t hesitate to leave a comment below or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!xx