It was my flatmate+friend C’s birthday two days back and it was her first birthday away from family. So I wanted her to have a special one. But I didn’t know what would be special enough. And then…I looked up the internet to find some fun things to do around Edinburgh. And I bumped into the website of a company called The Hairy Coo.
Right, if you are not from Scotland, this might never ring a bell. The Hairy Coo is the name for Highland Cattle. Coo in Scottish-Gaelic means a cow!
And this website offered a free tour to the Scottish Highlands. I looked hard to see if there was a catch and I couldn’t find any obvious red flags. I walked into C’s room and asked, “If someone offered you a free tour to the Highlands, would you go?” And C looked at me as if to say, “Are you mad? Of course I would go!”
That’s how easy the plan was. We were going to bring in her birthday with a tour to the Highlands 🙂
I could do this two ways – I could either write and describe the entire experience or I could post some pictures. And sometimes, I have to admit this as true, words fall short. Now I’m not a photographer so don’t keep your hopes too high but do take a breather before you skip a beat looking at these stunning pictures.
Now a friend once said to me, if the landscapes are so beautiful, you don’t need any talent to capture good photographs. I would think this is one such case.
A couple of hilarious things the tour guide kept saying to us…
“It’s icy out there. be safe, no skating on your bahookie!”
“The hairy coo stink so bad, they stink of wee weeies and jobbies all the time!”
This tour was that chapter in my life where I fall in love with Scotland for its beauty, charm and grace. I am sure this blog is going to be a good account of many more such experiences…
Give me but one hour of Scotland,
Let me see it ere I die!
William Edmondstoune Aytoune
Do leave your comments on,
How you liked the images?
Can you identify any of these places?
Have you ever been to Scotland?
Do you have any other suggestions for trips/tours I could go on?
What is the most scenic place you have been to?
Have you ever lived somewhere and suddenly fallen in love with that place?
Have a wonderful day ahead folks 🙂