For the sixth day of the Scotland Tour, no route was planned. Just a special event late in the afternoon. The rest of the day, everyone was free to go (or not go) where they wanted.
At the hotel
This morning, the two Bilstein-look V12 Roadsters were leaving together, so I took the opportunity to make some photos of this great looking pair.
Applecross Peninsula mountain road, take two
Having missed the beauty of the Applecross Peninsula route the previous time around because of our little fuel issue, we decided to drive that mountain road again.
Taking our time to enjoy the scenery on the way up, then full speed down from the top, all the way to Lochcarron.
We shot a lot of video material during this trip, this time using the GoPro from the hand, to avoid the annoying rattle sound and to give a wider view of the beautiful environment.
Here’s a video compilation of the way up to the highest point:
At the top:
Then all the way downhill, as fast as possible over the (very) narrow single track road:
Arrived at the bottom:
Visiting the isle in Loch Maree
After lunch in Lochcarron, we slowly made our way towards Loch Maree, where our special event was planned. Loch Maree is one of the most beautiful lakes in Scotland and it contains several small island, the most famous of which is Isle Maree. And that’s where we were going, with 3 small boats.
On the isle, we were welcomed by a girl playing bagpipes:
Isle Maree is famous because of a tragic story about a Viking prince and his wife. In short: the prince committed suicide because he thought his wife was dead (she wasn’t, she faked it), then after seeing him dead, the wife committed suicide (full story here).
Parking at Loch Maree
Before we left, I took some more photos of .. guess what… parked Astons!
( and an ancient fuel station )