Once the final match of the Premier League season has been played at Craven Cottage, I shall be off to the Scottish Highlands for a week. I have no agenda but to drive on wonderful empty, winding roads and - in photographic terms - to "stand in front of more interesting stuff."
I shall aim to get as far north of Edinburgh as I can on Day #1 and will need to start heading south on Day #6. That leaves four days to explore the Highlands and Islands at such speeds as the polis permits; stopping wherever excessive natural beauty (or local eccentricity) demands the attention of my lens.
Any advice on sights to see and distilleries to tour (bearing in mind that I've already been to all the biggies and won't be taking Speranza on Islay's peatily three-dimensional roads) would be most appreciated. Most of all - as my only complaint about my favourite motor circuit is the catering - please speak up if you know good places to eat!
My Scottish tours in recent years have been disorted by a tendency to gravitate to my favourite spot in Scotland, Dunvegan Castle. I confess that I hate the idea of being close and not visiting, but for variety's sake I may try to stay on the opposite coast to Skye this time. I have so much Talisker in stock anyway that I shall be lucky to live long enough to finish it!
If any of you gentles live or work on my route, I would be honoured to buy you a dram, a wee cup of tea or an Irn-Bru.