June. I think it’s my favourite month. It’s the month of the summer solstice so it stays light all hours of the night. The heather blooms across the hills in Lochaber, turning them a lovely purple. The sun shines and creates a near Mediterranean heat (without wind chill) flocking people to places like the Silver Sands of Morar, near Arisaig. It’s also the month I passed my driving test (20th of June to be very exact). So what did I do on the first drive of freedom?!

Firstly, I drove my parents to the Achintee Inn at the foot of Ben Nevis for a congratulatory cup of tea and slice of pie. Secondly, I took my camera and drove to Mallaig, one of the most beautiful drives in Scotland in my opinion, and brought everything I could possibly need for a day out in this area – Shorts, flip flops, waterproof trousers, wellie boots, my camera gear, and now my handy dandy car keys. I parked my car next to one of those “rare” bright red phone booths and went for a walk. It wasn’t a far walk but it took me about two hours and I managed to puncture my wellie boots on some barbed wire. I did get some pretty good pictures though. Enjoy!

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