It's a long drive north to the Isle of Skye (5-6 hours if you blow through the whole thing in one go), but time passes quickly due to the epic, sweeping scenery. It took us close to the full day to drive from Glasgow up to Portree, taking numerous pit stops along the way. A lot of folks' journeys north end around Glen Coe and the Three Sisters - picture the moody single-lane drive Bond takes to reach his childhood estate in Skyfall - but we were determined to push past. Wherever you end up you'll see stunning views; no way to avoid it in the Highlands, it seems.
All aboard the Hogwarts Express...
Across the way, Loch Shiel
"Memorial to an unknown highlander"
Pit stop in the village of Luss
We made a quick stop in the village of Luss, about an hour or two away from Glasgow en route to Glen Coe. It was the most romantic little village I've ever seen - full of rows of stone cottages overgrown with rosebushes.
roll after roll, out the window
I blew 2-3 rolls just shooting out the window at the changing scenery - frame after frame after frame after frame; the drive was absolutely lousy with cinematic imagery.
Glencoe & the Three Sisters