The Dutch Power Beauty Soulmates go Scotland, day 2.
This day we arrived in the UK, in Newcastle and then drove from Newcastle to our destination, the Torridon Hotel in Torridon, Scotland. A trip of roughly 550 kilometers (330 miles), but mostly over 2-lane 60 mph roads, so taking nearly 8 hours.
Arrival in Newcastle
After a good night’s sleep in a tiny cabin, this was the sight we woke up to on Saturday morning: the ferry closing in on Newcastle.
A quick breakfast and we were ready for the long drive to the northern regions of Scotland.
And remember, in this country it’s usually a good idea to drive on the LEFT side of the road!
Pitstop on the A1
Just entered Scotland, time for the first pitstop.
Lunch near Kinross on the M90
Filling up the cars with fuel and the drivers and co-drivers with coffee and sandwiches.
Coffee stop between Inverness and Torridon
Almost there. Gathering all 16 cars together again and stopping for coffee.
The owner of the coffee place was exhilarated to see some many Astons together, so we re-arranged all the cars for a photo opportunity.
Arrival at the Torridon Hotel
The last stretch to Torridon already gave us a preview of what was to come in the rest of the week. Wow, what a road! First a high speed curvy stretch of two-lane tarmac, with amazing lake views, then the icing on the cake, a piece of single-lane 20 minute long bumpy and curvy heaven, straight up to the hotel…
The hotel parking:
Agent #002 aka Billy Bilstein, looking pretty next to Loch Torridon.