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We leave you with a smile on our faces Scotland. Thank you for having us.  We discovered some beautiful landscapes, some great people and a few items ticked off the bucket list: Haggis and black pudding – delicious. Wonderful seafood – fish, oysters, langoustine, lobsters, crab, Shetland mussels. Other game delights – venison, pigeon, duck, partridge, hare, ox tongue. Found the MacPherson clan home, kilt in their colours ordered! The whiskey, what… Read More

Scotland’s answer to America’s Route 66, the North Coast 500 has been named among the top six road coastal road trips in the world.  Apparently set up by Prince Charles (bless) for those roadie enthusiasts wanting to take in some of the most scenic parts of the country. It truely is a stunning route, running 500 miles from Inverness, to the Kyle of Lochalsh on the West Coast, via the rugged north… Read More

Islay, heaven on earth for whiskey aficionados.  Home to a handful of the worlds most famous distilleries.  The smell of peat smoke hangs in the air as they craft some of the finest wee drams on the planet.  We picked up some crackers for our growing collection.  I’m not sure how we are going to smuggle the contraband back into New Zealand!  The people are fabulous, the food is delicious (crab and… Read More

Good grief, after a 10 day journey with a flight from London to Reykjavik, an 800km drive up to Seydisfjordur to catch the ferry to Demark, 3 days on the ferry with a quick stop in the Faroe Islands, 1,000km down to Amsterdam, an overnight ferry to Newcastle, and 300km’s drive north, we’ve arrived in Scotland!  The irony is that it’s a 2 hour flight from Iceland to Glasgow…  Haggis and a… Read More