Sunday 11 March 2018

Road Trip time with Mad Madi!

Today Blogville is celebrating our dear friend (and esteemed former Mayoress) Madi's 16th birthday with posts about road trips.

One of Gail and my favourite road trips is along the shores of Loch Torridon, eastwards from our cottage on the northern shore then around the head of the loch to the village of Shieldaig on the south side, a distance of thirteen miles by road (although less than two if you have a boat).

For those of you who aren't familiar with the area, Loch Torridon is a sea inlet/fjord in NW Scotland.

The photos below were taken yesterday. As you will see, Spring has yet to arrive in this part of the world.

Oh and this, er, 'tail-end' photo is especially for my most favourite Diva!

Happy Birthday Madi!

PS from Gail: A word about driving safety! The roads around Loch Torridon are almost deserted at this time of year so, just this once, I allowed Bertie the freedom of the passenger seat. There are many places where one can pull off the road and stop, and all the photos were taken from such spots.


  1. oooh how beautiful!!!! guess what? the WHFT of my grandparents was always on da drivers seat and if someone was crazy enough to sit on Terry's seat the hell broke loose in da car ;O)))

  2. What a beautiful place to go for the weekend, Bertie, even if Spring hasn't quite arrived yet.
    I'm not allowed to sit in the front seat, so am always confined to the back seat in a harness - very boring. There are times when I feel my peep could do with a little advice on correct driving procedure - I'm sure you must feel the same when you drive with Gail !

    Inca xx

  3. Hari OM
    Bertie lad, it is one of the bonniest parts of the Bonny Land and you decorate it handsomely!! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  4. Bertie...i have just recovered, thanks to smelling salts, from that gratuitous photo of your most talented and handsome WFT tail shot!

    What a lovely road trip and you got to ride shotgun in the front seat...that was a special treat. Thank you for the lovely vistas taken frm your road trip in Torrindon.
    We 3 seniors were delighted w all the beauty. Nw big question will Gail let you drive next trip?
    Hugs Madi your BFFF and #1 fan of your WFT tail

  5. What a lovely area and how great to get the navigators seat!

  6. OMD Bertie, what beautimous vistas you have!! For a minute we thought your were driving, maybe next time!
    Rosy, Arty & Jakey

  7. Spring or not, that is a beautiful area to visit. The views are exquisite. We loved all your photos, especially the last one:)

    Happy Birthday to Ms. Madi!!!

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  8. Stunning scenery Bertie. I LUFFS staring out at the sheets as well - do you talk to them like I do?
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

    1. I told those sheeps they were looking fat, but Gail said it was because they are about to produce a bunch of cute little lambkins!
      Toodle pip!

  9. I think I would have barked at those sheep!
    Hazel too

  10. That is OUR kind of terrier road trip! I think Madi would love that, even if she is a CAT!!Happy "MEOW Day" to Blogville's favorite cat!!

  11. OMD, it is sooooo beautifuls there!!!! I would have SO given those sheep a bark and a lunge! BOL! Madi is gonna love this!
    Ruby ♥