We’re back from our holiday on the west coast.  It was a magical, magical week.  Somehow, the torrential rains that have been hammering the country recently missed the wee corner we were based in, enabling us to fully explore the hills and glens of the remote, beautiful Ardnamurchan penninsula and surrounding areas.

Don’t want to say too much about the following photos but I will tell you that the first photo is of the cottage we stayed in – Stag Cottage – and the following two photos are where the cottage is based.  We practically had the entire glen to ourselves!  Bliss. 







P.S. The above are a selection of my favourite photos from the trip.  There are more on my Flickr page here.


43 thoughts on “Ardnamurchan

  1. What a beautiful area! You must have had a wonderful time. Doesn’t it just make your heart sing, when you stand on a hill in Scotland and look at the view?

  2. I have rarely seen such a happy looking wee dog! He must be so glad to have found you. And the scenery looks wonderful, but mainly I was looking at that happy chappy canine …

  3. Such gorgeous picture – thank you for sharing. Marco looks like the happiest little guy around – I think he knows he lucked in. I refuse to show my dogs these pictures – they’ll have expectations you know.

    So nice that you had a great vacation. Welcome back to insanity..

  4. Loved your vacation pictures, and especially loved Marco. What a darling, and he looks like he’s starting to relax & believe… this is his forever home. Hooray!

  5. Holler – Once I stopped panting, it did!

    Kay – I can’t stop looking at him either. 🙂

    Giz – He just loved the beaches and the hills. It was doggy paradise!

    Kim – He really is relaxing more and more every day. It’s wonderful to see. 🙂

    Anh – I could do with another now that I’m back!

    Aforkfullofspaghetti – It really was. 🙂

  6. I see why you don’t want to say too much – words just can’t express what those picture do – I think they made E want to migrate back to Scotland! He thought it was a pine marten in one of the photos – is that right? And Marco does look like he had a wonderful time with you

  7. Wendy! It’s great to have you back. Those photos are like some magical fairy tale wonderland or something. I really must go back to Scotland sometimes. I know I always say this..but… the light! It’s amazing up there! Marco looks like the happiest little dog in the world!

  8. Ohhhh Wendy!!!! What lovely photos you have shared with us all!!! It looks like you had a gorgeous holiday!!! And a photo of a pine martin too!!!!

  9. Brianna – I love that one too. Can’t believe I managed to catch it!

    Lucy – I’ll drink to that. 🙂

    Johanna – It is a pine marten indeed. It lived in the garden!

    Marcocostarelli – Thank you! I have only been to Italy once (Florence and Venice) but it was beautiful and the food was amazing. And your English is perfectly understandable. 🙂

    Helen – Yes, come on up! And let me know when you do. 🙂

    Pat – It was beautiful. Just beautiful. 🙂

    Claire – Thank you!

    Notquitejunecleaver – It was incredibly peaceful. I feel rejuvenated!

  10. I’m so jealous!

    Those pictures bring back a lot of memories. I am a geologist and spent a summer living in a caravan next to the castle on the beach on the Ardnamurchan pennisula.

    I think you have inspired me to make a return visit!

  11. Hi Wendy, I love your photos so much that I have tagged you for a photo meme. I thought you might enjoy it, I know we all enjoy your photos.
    I didn’t know that you used to paint. Why did you give it up?

  12. What an amazing time, the photos are great; so much to see and do. Glad the weather held out for you. Marco looks like he had a great time…is he ready for his next big adventure? x

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  14. Deb – I really am. 🙂

    Susan – Very, very happy you enjoyed them. 🙂

    Pia – In Scotland?? Let me know if you’re in the Inverness area!

    Antonia – He really did!

    Jose – Thank you. He’s a cracking wee dog, he really is.

    Alison – My Texas-based cousin said the exact same. 🙂

    Christina – Heed that call and come on over. 🙂

    Sarah – Which castle was it? We visited a few!

    JennDZ – Oh do! The great thing about Ardnamurchan is that it’s not really on the tourist routes. You feel like you have the place to yourself.

    Holler – Thank you! And paint????? I don’t paint. What made you think I did? 🙂

    Gen – His next big adventure being Rufus? I can’t wait!!!

  15. Ha Ha, I must not have had my lenses in. What you actually said was panting, but I read painting and I thought yes, I can see that. Once you stop working on the colours and shapes, you could really see what is around you. LOL! Or then again you could just be out of breath! That I can relate to this as Graham and I walked up the sidlaws yesterday.

  16. Holler – Lol!

    Cookingpanda – Very glad you liked them. 🙂

    Nodwah – Oh yes. It made drinking wine quite difficult though!

    Nina – Isn’t it? 🙂

  17. ahhh, wendy, i missed you! I loved your pics of your holiday.
    even oh ahhh about marco!!! we haven’t broken up in england for our holidays yet! Ross’ last day at junior school is this wednesday!

    looking at your pics makes me excited for our hols in august!

    thank you for a lovely post again!!

  18. The photos of your holiday are beautiful (and soothing for those of us stuck in the middle of a hot summer.) I love the cottage and its kitchen and the gorgeous scenery. Thank you for sharing!

  19. Jules – I’ve never been to Harris. Perhaps next year…

    Magan – Hello! Very glad you enjoyed the photos. It’s almost August. Enjoy it when it comes!

    Linda – You’re very welcome. Fancy sending a little of that heat over here? 🙂

  20. i found your website thro ‘stumble upon’ … this fantastic lil button you can download for your toolbar and it randomly picks websites from your selected interests…
    anyhoo just had to tell you that from looking at your pics of your hol, your wonderous pup and your amazing food(wish i could cook like that)… gotta say almost a lil envious of your beautiful life, although i do love mine. just to say you’re very blessed and thanks for sharing, La vita e’ bella, keep living and loving a beautiful life.
    seems like the beauty in the food you create is also in the life you create… even tho don’t know ya from a bar of soap.

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