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Penultimate GR34 Update

Penultimate GR34 Update

Having finished all the mainland segments of Brittany's coastal trail (the GR34) and many of the islands, I'm now at 1,461 miles logged since November 2014. Here are all my GR34 photos to date. Bay of Quiberon I plan to finish the last few remaining pieces of this...

Scotland: The Full Itinerary

Scotland: The Full Itinerary

Old Man of Storr, Skye I have posted our full Highlands itinerary under Longer Trip Itineraries. Hiking near Glencoe I’m not sure there’s anything I would have done differently in terms of our itinerary except perhaps hoof it all the way to Tarbert on the first night...

Scotland: The Torridon

Scotland: The Torridon

The Torridon piece of our trip was our splurge for my mom’s birthday. The hotel was exquisite and the scenery dramatic, and with very few other tourists. The Torridon's highland cattle Just after crossing the bridge back to the mainland from Skye, we took a short...

Scotland: Isle of Skye

Scotland: Isle of Skye

We spent the middle segment of our trip on the magical Isle of Skye. Trotternish Peninsula, Skye Headed towards Skye, we made a small detour to see the aqueduct and “Harry Potter” train at Glenfinnan, a beautiful spot even if you’re not into Harry Potter. This is also...

Scotland: Glencoe & Ballachulish

Scotland: Glencoe & Ballachulish

The next leg of our trip was a 4-night/3-day stay stay near Glencoe with the British non-profit hiking vacation outfit, HF Holidays. Our tour was HF Holidays Guided Walking Alltschellach, North Ballachulish, generally known to offer the most difficult hiking of HF...

Scotland: The Kintyre Peninsula

Scotland: The Kintyre Peninsula

Our first real destination in Scotland was Tarbert, the gateway to the Kintyre Peninsula. Near Campbeltown Just before arriving in Tarbert, we took a lovely walk along Crinan Canal, starting at Cairnbaan. After exploring the town of Tarbert and it's cozy harbor, we...

Scotland: Introduction

Scotland: Introduction

We planned this 2-week trip in Scotland way back in the fall of 2017 to celebrate my mom's [big] birthday. I had visited Edinburgh a long time ago and took a 1-day bus tour around the Highlands. But I now realize you have to get well off the beaten path to see the...

Scotland—Sneak Peak!

Scotland—Sneak Peak!

For the month of January and into early February, I will be posting photos and notes on my trip to the Scottish Highlands June 19 - July 3, 2018. Tarbert, Kintyre Peninsula These are a few photos from the trip. Whiskey bar at the Torridon Hotel You can see all my...

(Almost) Finished the GR34!

(Almost) Finished the GR34!

Last month, I completed the last official segment of the GR34, the trail that follows the entire coast of Brittany. I hiked from Vannes to Le Tour-du-Parc on the Presqu'île de Rhuys (Rhuys Peninsula), spotting the bike and rental car in order to hike one-way and sleep...

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