Extreme weather in Applecross (photography adventure)

The “Applecross experience” is different for everyone, and for us it was full of the classic dramatic moody weather you might expect from Scotland. But escaping the daily grind for a few days of peace at Applecross is one of our favorite ways to prepare for winter. #camping #scotland #photography The weather is not always perfect, but exploring the Applecross peninsula provides endless inspiration for artists, photographers and tourists alike. And despite being very remote, the single track roads get really busy in the summer, which is why we prefer the end of the season.

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00:00 Intro
00:47 The Bealach na ba
01:50 Applecross Campsite
03:22 Applecross Inn dining experience
04:32 Camping huts
05:42 Driving around Applecross
07:00 Quiet moments
08:57 Inside the clouds
09:25 Bealach cafe and gallery
10:04 Home

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  1. Beautiful video – I have braved the Bealach na ba twice – October 2018 and June 2019, both times in similar weather conditions to you. I'm sure the views are amazing when they're not hidden by cloud! Can also vouch that the sticky toffee pudding at the Inn makes the white knuckle drive well worth it 🙂

  2. Did you visit the broch at the campsite. It was a Time Team dig, which was a brilliant archeology program on Channel 4, at one time. At 9:57 when you're driving west through Lochcarron the small hill where the boats are moored is Slumbay Island, only an Island on extremely high tides.

  3. I'm not sure if you have been up to Caithness yet but it is well worth a visit. We have wonderful, huge skies as a consequence of it being generally flatter here than elsewhere in the north. Add in the staggering seascapes and you have a fantastic landscape for art and photography. As with all of Scotland the weather can be very changeable and is often quite windy. Even in the height of summer and with a clear, blue, cloudless sky there is always an underlying freshness but you will get a warm welcome.

  4. You promote Scotland so well through your various videos – Scotland tourism should be sponsoring you – your beautiful video's and photography is certainly enticing me to want to go there. Despite the bad weather in Applecross, it still looks amazing! Thank you for sharing

  5. Loved this video. I just got back from Scotland and I feel I only saw a small sliver of it in Kyle of Lochalsh, Armadale on Skye, Dornie, the Glenelg brochs. I can't wait to go back and Applecross will be on my list.

  6. Hi, the area is so beautiful and moody, it looked like the little cabin was the best cozy choice. I really enjoyed your photography. Look forward to seeing your Applecross artwork also. Take care.

  7. Thank you so much for sharing this! I write children's novels, and my most recent one is taking place in Applecross. I have never been, but your visual tour is incredibly helpful!

  8. Absolutely beautiful. And you bring up interesting talk about the energy and focus expended on "seeing/finding" photos/videos to shoot. And yet, don't we all expend that sort of energy on our "work" of whatever nature that is whether with an employer who pays us money or an "employer" who is more spiritual. Oh the Bealach Cafe … oh my I want one of everything I see! 🙂

  9. There is one thing I notice I'm reacting to in all videos about Scotland and UK, the woods aren't big compare to our woods, almost no growth. It must have been strange when You visited Sweden and in particular the northern parts.

  10. Brings back great memories of a trip to Applecross. We stayed in a local B&B and walked down to the Inn for dinner. We had amazing langoustine. I don’t recall seeing any deer, but it was a long time ago. Hope to get back to Scotland soon.

  11. Hi Sarah, thank you for a wonderful video! I lived in Boulder, Colorado for a while but never visited Scotland and wondering if Colorado resembles Scotland in any way? Some people call Canada a bigger sister of Scotland, would you agree? 🙂

  12. I love scotland and applecross looks amazing. Unfortunately I havent visit this area during my two scotland trips. I think one of the things which made scotland special is, that it looks amazing no matter what the weather is like.

  13. Hi, Sarah. Is there ever a time of the year where the weather in Appecross is more mild? It’s so lovely there! Thank you for sharing your vacation. It’s still hot here on the coast of California.

  14. Wow, Applecross looks stunning! Another place to go on my list. I went home to Cornwall this weekend gone (which is why I am only now managing to watch your video!) and the weather and geography remind me of Cornwall (okay more the weather!). Very excited to see how this has inspired your art 🙂

  15. Wow, I can't wait to see the paintings inspired by this landscape in the upcoming weeks/months! Loved the look of the canvas you were working on. Yikes, those roads though! I'd be terrified. 😂

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