Farr Farr Away

Well friends, another Scottish adventure has come to a close. I’m home.

It’s 4:45 in the morning as I begin to write this. My body, however, thinks it’s 9:45 and that Mr. C and I should be loading up the car for a day of exploration. With our tummy’s full of Scottish bacon, eggs, and coffee, we would have been all fueled up for a long day of hikes, history, and miles upon miles of some of the most breathtaking scenery on God’s earth.

Being home is bittersweet. I missed my dogs terribly and there is something to be said for getting back into the “regular” routine of things, I guess. But oh how my heart hurt when those airplane wheels began to roll.

That’s how it feels when you’re in love.

For this two week trip, Mr. C and I rented an adorable little cabin ten miles from the city of Inverness, just outside of the very small rural village of Farr.

Owned by Scott Macdonald, Larch Cabin was the perfect home base for seeing Scotland. Its location in the Strathnairn river valley made it accessible for us to explore the Highlands, Moray, and much of Aberdeenshire.  Scott has done a terrific job with the cabin.  It is extremely clean, peaceful, modern, well-equipped, and Scott (who is so nice) is just a stone’s throw away should you need anything at all.  Do check out the link above if you are considering staying in the Highlands.  Larch Cabin has my highest recommendation!

Larch Cabin
Red Squirrel at Larch Cabin

We have returned home with loads (seriously, LOADS) of photos and things to share with you guys and I can’t wait to do so. For today, though, I’ll just keep it brief and close with a few more snapshots of Farr and the surrounding area.

Milton Woods, located right across the road from our cabin
Lambing season
River Farnack
Single track road
The community parish church which has now sadly closed its doors. It looked to us as if someone may be restoring it as a home.
Pheasant at Larch Cabin
Loch Farr

These past two weeks have been two of the best of my life. If only I could return.

Oh wait…I am…

But that’s a topic for another day. 🙂

Have a great week, guys. See you all again soon.

Cheers,

14 thoughts on “Farr Farr Away

  • Organising trip photos always make me want to go back. Lovely pictures. How lovely to see a red squirrel. I have been looking for them on my visits to the lake District this year but no luck so far. How fantastic that your going back. X

      • A cartoon red squirrel called Tufty was used to help teach children to cross the road when I was a kid.
        They are quite shy and rare in the UK, so lovely that you saw one. X

      • Aww, love that. The cabin we were in had a feeder which attracted the squirrels. It was so much fun to watch the little guy. 🙂

  • So glad you had a nice stay, it was so nice to meet you both. You really cracked it regarding the weather during the first week (it’s rained since you left!)

    Didn’t realize you had never seen a red squirrel before. As you probably figured out after a few days they are pretty common round here – probably due to the amount of peanuts we feed them! We also have pine martens but they are much more elusive, really cute though.

    Thanks a million for all your nice comments, you are both welcome here any time, as lodgers or friends.

    Love your blog incidentally, beautiful images and words.

    • Scott, thank you. I’m so happy that you stopped by. And thank you for following my blog!

      Boy, you are right regarding the weather. We never imagined we would see so much sunshine and such warm temperatures. Scottish rain has its place too, though. I don’t mind it so much.

      Thank you again for your hospitality. We had the best time at your cabin. Please stay in touch and give us a shout should you ever find yourself in our neck of the woods. We’ll be in Scotland again next May. Perhaps we’ll see each other then. Take care.

    • Oh no! Yes, I think they are rather elusive. The owner of the cabin that we rented fills a feeder with peanuts which is probably the reason we saw him.

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