Scotland Travel Blog May 2019
Secret Scotland
by Mike Peddie
3y ago
"Secret of the Stones" I’m one of those old fashioned people that doesn’t use Sat-Nav when I go travelling. I prefer to find my way from A to B in the old fashioned way using a road atlas because a map is a wonderful way of discovering back road routes. Maps are for explorers and free spirits, where as a Sat-Nav is for people who like to be told what to do. For example, the other day I was travelling to Aberdeen. Now if I was to listen to the Sat-Nav lady I would have sat on the boring A90 all the way from Perth to Aberdeen looking at the back of a truck and worrying if I was keeping to the sp ..read more
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Scotland Travel Blog March 2019
Secret Scotland
by Mike Peddie
4y ago
Tourism vs Nature - The sad story of Fairy Pools on Skye I’m afraid that this is going to be a serious Blog about the serious subject of the environmental impact of tourism. This theme is prompted by a visit to the Isle of Skye, a place that I always try to visit out of season. By “out of season” I mean mid-October to March, but Skye is becoming so busy now that even in these months it seems to have a steady stream of visitors A couple of years ago, I visited Skye in early April and was quite shocked at how busy the car parks were at the Old Man of Storr and the Kilt Rock. There literally were ..read more
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