Handa Island is a nature reserve off the west coast of Scotland. I’d never heard of it until this summer when I decided I wanted to see a puffin. These beautiful wee birds tend to leave Scotland late July so at the beginning of August I knew there was a chance I’d be disappointed. Half way round the island I’d accepted that puffin spotting would have to wait until next year – and then there he was.
We’ve been out and about in the Highlands this last month and it’s been rather spectacular. First up was a walk up Meall a Bhuachaille (pronounced meal-a-bookle), a popular Corbett near Aviemore.
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What a treat!
Sometimes we forget we’re just over an hour from the west coast with its beautiful beaches and stunning views. Other times we remember and have weekends like this.