Touring Scotland with a diary and an iPhone
On short notice, I convinced a friend to join me on a road trip up to Scotland. Luckily she had a few things she wanted to see. Luckily for her I had an iPhone to figure out how to get to see them all.
Carly had her diary with her and inside it was a page on Scotland. We had a car and an ambitious spirit to try to see as much of that list as we could in one day before heading back to London. I knew that this list was going to be hard to tick all the boxes as I had been to Loch Ness before and knew how far away from Edinburgh it was.
We jump in the car and head north over the Forth Bridge. The list included television and film locations, a hairy cow and most importantly, Loch Ness.
Using my iPhone to plot the course for a big loop around the Scottish Highlands was turning into quite the fun day. Completely made up on the spot, with me trying to remember this area from when I was fifteen proving not very helpful.
The most fun part for me was trying to get our tiny hire car up to its top speed over a mountain, until Carly said “This mountain must be pretty high?”, to which I checked the iPhone and we were in the area of Ben Nevis. Yep, we were pretty high up. I pulled over and for no reason at all, we took photos holding the Australian flag on top of a mountain.
After a very long day driving around Scotland, we arrive back in Edinburgh exhausted, but happy. We got the majority of the list ticked and have done a whirlwind tour of Scotland. Good times.
Touring the Scottish Highlands with a diary as a guide and an iPhone as a map. Taken by Carly Moore in July, 2009.
Have you ever made up your own tour? How did it turn out? Let me know in the comments.