Watch our adventure video and see what we got up to on our SHINE Highland Fling!
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Day 1: It was a busy day. We arrived at the SHINE studio just as the furniture guys were ready to start installing our fancy new desks. After a quick shuffling and tidying up of all our stuff, we were ready to go and just leave the furniture guys to it.
The train to Inverness wasn’t until noon, so we had a bit of time to kill… second breakfast? We think so!
After second breakfast, it was time to catch the train. Now that we had started eating and drinking it was hard to stop. So, we had some beer and wine…
We arrived at Inverness train station after a pretty long train journey, ready to pick up our hire car and get on the road. Excitement!
On route, we stopped off at Glen Docherty to admire the views, take some photos… and play in the snow of course!!
After traveling along some of the most beautiful (yet terrifyingly narrow) roads, we finally arrived at The Torridon, with a warm fire to greet us. We freshened up and rendezvoused at the Inn pub, ready for a delicious meal and an evening of beer.
Following dinner, we went for a midnight walk with Ryan hoping to take some photos of the stars. However, we were disappointed with the presence of clouds in the sky, and didn’t even manage to see the Northern Lights!
The walk was short and brief, due to it being rather cold outside, and we needed to be well-rested for the next day, which promised to be a busy one.
Day 2: Another delicious cooked breakfast to start the day off properly (could get used to this!). Being in Torridon, it was decided that we absolutely had to do an activity. So, because of the cold weather we picked clay pigeon shooting. Some of us were quite good at it…
After this, we split up, with Peter and Martyn off to explore on the mountain bikes, while Jennifer, Karen and Ryan went for a walk along the shores of Loch Torridon.
Back to the hotel for a quick coffee to heat up and before long, it was time to hit the road again. Back to Glasgow!