17 hours ago
A trip to Scotland would feel incomplete without seeing these Highland animals. Fortunately, just a 20-minute drive from Edinburgh, you can find an abundance of wonderful wildlife amongst the rolling hills that overlook the city. These remarkable animals are usually spotted at the very top of the hills - but the crisp hillside breeze, bright blue winters’ sky, golden sun and the panoramic views of Edinburgh, shaped an enjoyable hike.
We caught a glimpse of movement in the distance and delighted, we eagerly ran to the top of the hill where not only one, but over twenty highland cows were standing; completely unaffected by our agitated, out-of-breath presence. As the sun started to set, pastel colours painted the sky - yellows, oranges, pinks - unifying the most beautiful setting with the sense of achievement of having hiked for over an hour. As I took a couple of photos, we stood there in the moment observing the varying tones in the sky over the beautiful, distant city of Edinburgh. And, we stayed for a while... soaking up the views. ☺️💙🌿
(By far the longest caption I have ever written but wanted to try something different & tell a story) 💛 at Swanston, Edinburgh