Since arriving in the highlands I have been on the lookout for cows, not any old cow, no, a Highland cow with its long horns and shaggy coat. Last time we were in Scotland, about 40 odd years ago, Highland cattle were everywhere. Now it seems they have become one of the rare breeds as very few are farmed these days. So I was very pleasantly surprised to find these in a field by the roadside. Not great photos as we were zooming past at the time.
Slight disappointment today. We had hoped to stop and walk to Smoo Cave but the car park was completely full so onwards down more single track roads to continue driving the NC500. The scenery was breathtaking and loads of places to pull off the road to stop and admire. Why then, with all those places to stop, did we pull over for lunch in a recycling centre!
|Kylesku Bridge open by the Queen in 1984|
|First sheep...now chickens!|
|At least you can see far enough to see what's coming.|