Dundonnell Wester Ross Coastal Trail Scotland
Following the A832 road brings you to this delightful spot where the river that parallels this road has just been crossed and its tumbling fall down to the sea can be watched.
Part of the Wester Ross Coastal Trail this gorge runs down into the sea past Ullapool.
Following along the Wester Ross Trail, this view from above the village of Badlurchrach looks out ove...
Whilst navigating around Wester Ross area we took a break overlooking this Loch for a few minutes.
Another view of the Loch from one of the short walks along the shore line.
There are some great walks to be taken either beside this Loch or in the Beinn Eighe National Nature ...
We came across this peaceful Loch near the village of Badavanich whilst touring around the Wester Ros...
Taken from the North side and above the village in the morning Sun.
This new location for the War Memorial looks out over Loch Gairloch, with the village to the North an...
On the 13th June 1945, a B-24 Liberator bomber (#42-95095 of the 66th Squadron 93rd Bomb Group) en ro...
Europe is generally agreed to be the birthplace of western culture, including such legendary innovations as the democratic nation-state, football and tomato sauce.
The word Europe comes from the Greek goddess Europa, who was kidnapped by Zeus and plunked down on the island of Crete. Europa gradually changed from referring to mainland Greece until it extended finally to include Norway and Russia.
Don't be confused that Europe is called a continent without looking like an island, the way the other continents do. It's okay. The Ural mountains have steadily been there to divide Europe from Asia for the last 250 million years. Russia technically inhabits "Eurasia".
Europe is presently uniting into one political and economic zone with a common currency called the Euro. The European Union originated in 1993 and is now composed of 27 member states. Its headquarters is in Brussels, Belgium.
Do not confuse the EU with the Council of Europe, which has 47 member states and dates to 1949. These two bodies share the same flag, national anthem, and mission of integrating Europe. The headquarters of the Council are located in Strasbourg, France, and it is most famous for its European Court of Human Rights.
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Text by Steve Smith.