Amy Hogben

Joined October 2018
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  • Day35

    Our final day

    September 29 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    After playing tetras with our luggage and finally getting all Cade's whisky and memorabilia packed we drove to the Botanical Gardens and wandered the grounds for a few hours. We spotted many grey squirrels and viewed a fantastic exhibition, Microscultpure- The insect portraits of Levon Bliss. We then had a lovely walk along Water of Leith to the Stockbridge Market. Finally the time came to head to the airport and start the long flight home.Read more

  • Day34

    The Royal Mile

    September 28 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    A quiet morning in was followed by a walk along the Royal Mile and St Giles Cathedral. We watched some street performers, looked through some shops and enjoyed a cocktail in the sun. We finished the night off with a tour of the real Mary King's Close underneath the streets of Edinburgh.

  • Day33

    Off to Edinburgh

    September 27 in the United Kingdom ⋅ 🌧 12 °C

    A big, long morning of driving was briefly interrupted by one last whisky stop at Glendronach and lunch in Dundee before making the drive into Edinburgh. We went for an explore of Edinburgh Castle and then walked the city at night before eating dinner at El Cartel.

  • Day32

    Elgin and surrounds

    September 26 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    A little bit of walking around the streets of Elgin started our morning off before we drove out to Balvinie and Glenfiddich to look at the distilleries and have some lunch. We stopped in at the Speyside cooperage which was an enormous production and then drove out to Glenfarclas Distillery. On our way back into town we walked the Craigellachie Bridge and then we wandered the grounds of the Elgin Cathedral climbing to the top of one of the towers.Read more

  • Day31

    Speyside whisky

    September 25 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    We spent a morning walking around Fortrose Castle and tried to spot some bottlenose dolphins off Chanonry point before driving towards the Speyside distilleries. We stopped in at Tomatin, Glenlivet, Aberlour and finally made our way to Macallan. Amy finally got to pat a Highland cow making her day and Cade drank some more lovely whisky.Read more

  • Day30

    Battle for sun

    September 24 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☁️ 13 °C

    Another foggy start to the morning had us driving towards the sun and Fortrose. We walked down the Whalingoe Steps and watched the wild ocean hit against the rocky shores then drove onto Carn Liath, a 2000 year old dwelling. From here we had a walk around the stunning Dunrobin Castle and gardens and watched a falconry presentation. The afternoon was spent tasting some Dalmore, Glen Ord and Glenmorangie Whisky and Black Isle brewery beers before finishing off with a lovely forest walk to Fairy Glen Falls and dinner in town.Read more

  • Day29

    Highway 500

    September 23 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☁️ 15 °C

    Using the Highway 500 for inspiration for our driving route we made our way up the coast to Balnakiel Village and went for a walk along the beach. We then drove to Smoo caves and had a walk along the coast line of Scotland before making the drive around the northern coast to Wick. Once in Wick we visited Old Pulteney Distillery and took part in a tour before Cade got to bottle and wax his own 12yr old Bourbon cask whisky.Read more

  • Day28

    Ullapool and the straw bale home

    September 22 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☁️ 18 °C

    A morning drive to walk through the Dunstaffnage Castle started our day off. We then started the long drive to Ullapool stopping along the way at Ben Nevis to go for a beautiful walk to the Steall waterfalls. Cade was brave enough to walk across the 3 cable bridge. We drove through some beautiful mountain ranges around Loch Ness and visiting the Urquhart castle. With the scenery constantly changing until we reached Ullapool and settled in for the evening in a home made from straw.Read more

  • Day27

    Onwards to Oban

    September 21 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☀️ 18 °C

    One final quick stop to Kilchoman provided Cade with a special distillery only edition whisky which was completely made at the distillery using their own grown malt something unique to Kilchoman. Our last ferry for the trip took us to the shores of Oban back on the mainland where Amy enjoyed some of the freshest seafood and a lovely stroll along the wharf. After dinner we watched the sunset from McCaig's Tower before heading back to our Airbnb.Read more

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