VAN LIFE SCOTLAND - NC500 Highlands Road Trip! *Lithuanian Subtitles*
Welcome to Lindy Vanner I'm Gabi this is Sam and together with our sprinter van we invite you along on our Van Life adventures if this is your first time here thanks for joining us and don't forget to subscribe and turn on notifications so you never miss a video after we spent almost two gorgeous weeks on the Isle of Skye, we decided to head up towards the NC500 Many people had told us that the west coast had the best scenery, so we decided to head across Scotland to Inverness to complete the NC500 in an anti-clockwise direction from East to West We began our NC500 with a quick stop at Fairy Glen, and the waterfall, like so many others in the Highlands enriched all of our senses and got us excited for the journey ahead once we left Fairy Glen we headed towards our first of the night at Loch Fleet We got some speciality potatoes over here how exciting is this, posh fish and chips yum yum yum that's looking good as well I've got some lovely homemade tartar sauce from Isle of Skye as well so excited to try that! In the morning we were once again gifted with beautiful scenery and continued to head North up the East side of Scotland towards castle Sinclair Girnigoe This is actually really interesting and these consultants Pelican Design Consultants done this awesome cross-section so what we see here, this tower is actually right in front of us you can see where that massive hall was, they had this beautiful Oriel window, and you can just see the remaining detail of the bottom of that window, and they've done a drawing showing how that window would look like over there and that would light this massive dining hall fascinating! so interesting! Are you serious now... You're gonna destroy these pancake towers! Oh, it's like a nature "Jenga" You win against the gravity of stones! However, nature was about to get its own back... Where are you little guy? I see him! I see him! Oh, we found him, he's beeping at us! That was scary, oh man, that was so little batteries as well, I've not backed up any of the stuff from Sky So what happened, where did it go? The wind just started taking him, and I saw him go over the water, I was like, oh he's gone! And then I saw grass again when I was looking down with the camera, I was like ditch, ditch, ditch! We were afraid he would have landed on some inaccessible little island, there's so many places we just can't get to like you know, over there there's no chance I was getting over there We've just arrived at John O'Groats and we've run out of bread, so I'm gonna try a very first for Lindy Vanner, and that's to bake some bread in the van, let's see how it turns out! One of the benefits of proving it in the tin I'm going to bake it in, is that I'm gonna wash my hands now and wash everything up and then when it's finished proving, I just stick it straight in the oven! Okay, so the loaf's been in there for, I don't know, maybe an hour or so, let's have a check! Oh, that looks good! Oh not bad, very happy with that! I'll let that just sit there on the side to breathe, and we should have some nice fresh bread tomorrow morning! As we arrived to John O'Groats after dark, we were excited to go and explore the area on the following morning, but unfortunately there wasn't really that much to see... We were, however, able to get our token photo with the John O'Groats sign Before heading off towards Dunnet Head, the most Northerly tip of mainland Britain When we finished up at Dunnet Head, we got back on the road We were heading towards our next destination, when we came across this beautiful bay If anyone knows what these things on the beach are, please let us know in the comments below We came across this lake, we've got no idea where it was it was just at the side of the road on the NC500, and that's the special thing about Scotland, it doesn't really matter where you go or what you plan to do, just make sure that you always plan for the unexpected special surprises, because Scotland's nature will gift you left, right and center! We finally made it to our destination just up from the beach, we stayed the night in this lay-by and in the morning we went for a walk on the beach the beaches in Scotland seem like they belong in the Caribbean endless golden sand and blue water makes for some pretty unforgettable moments we were soon back on the road, and the next destination was one, we were very excited about! wow! Smooth cave definitely exceeded our expectations neither of us have ever been in such a huge cave and it was another wonderful unexpected surprise whilst on our route We were glad that we went there just after sunrise, because there was nobody else there but it is possible to book onto guided tours, where you can be shown around deep within multiple caves but we were satisfied with what we saw, and before long we were back on the road towards the destination that defines the NC500 at least for me as a civil engineer anyway the Kylesku Bridge but before we got there, we got yet another opportunity to see the beautiful landscape that Scotland has to offer, as well as meeting some local residents too we arrived to the Kylesku Bridge just as the sun was going down, so I found some driftwood, chopped it up, we had a bonfire Gabi cooked some dinner and then chilled out for the evening, and it sort of wrapped up the NC500 for me in a way, because this is the bridge that I'd longed to see in the flesh we spent some time there, a few hours, chilled out, had some breakfast, went for a walk and it was from this point that I felt that we had left the NC500 when in actual fact, there was still a fair bit to see when we left the the Kylesku Bridge and said goodbye to our neighbours we headed to meet up with some friends we've met earlier in the trip on the Isle of Skye Rhys and Amy. But unfortunately we ran into some unexpected traffic along the way... Hello! Hi there, hello there friends! would you mind if we squeeze past It was so good to see Rhys and Amy again, they were pretty much the only other humans we'd seen in our whole time on the NC500 and when we met up with them, we headed to go and see the world's smallest castle King of the castle! Do this, do that! After we found the castle we hiked back towards the vans and headed towards our spot for the evening - Ardvreck Castle and of course Gabs couldn't resist to go for a dip in the ice-cold water with Rhys and Amy The following morning we decided to go and find the biggest waterfall in the UK But unfortunately, when we got there, it was a 12km hike from the car park and it was pouring down with rain, so instead we headed towards the nearest waterfall It was very slippery at the top of the waterfall so we jumped back in the vans, drove down to the bottom and trekked up towards the foot of the waterfall It was one of the most awe-inspiring moments of our whole trip Unfortunately Rhys and Amy were heading North and we were heading South, so we said our goodbyes So here we are we just arrived at the Corrieshalloch George, I'm not sure if I'm pronouncing that correctly, it's got this amazing suspension bridge under which the waterfalls are just coming from all directions and it's absolutely beautiful! Love it! And as you can see in the background, Sam has just walked over the bridge and he's trying to fly his drone, while there is no wind but the suspension bridge is something else! Only six people are allowed at the same time and you can see the water falls from all directions into the gorge it's incredible! My favorite thing about the waterfalls is there you also see all the greenery and beautiful nature around them, that just get this constant spray of water to keep them happy! So we're doing this then! "Road normally impassible in wintery conditions" And as you can see we had a bit of snow last night, so that's going to be fun! Challenge accepted! There's snow on the ground and I shouldn't look at the camera! So we're just making our way up the Apple Crossing and it's proper cold here and very slippery and windy and snowy and all of that, pretty cool huh! Sam's trying to get the drone back, we're just filming as we're going up and lost signal completely so no idea what the little drono is, hopefully we'll find him! Are you happy to see the snow, Sam? Yes! - How is the van doing in the snow though? - It's fine we've got our winter tires from when we lived in Sweden, so it's all good! So we made it all the way this hill, we're not quite at the top but we thought we'll make the most of the little rays of sun. It's so beautiful, look at the sky! Pretty! We made it to the top of the Apple Crossing! So we had some adventures going up, didn't we? We lost the drone, that wasn't fun! And who found the drone? Gabija found it! She finds everything! Thanks so much for watching the NC500, and also huge thanks for your support, since our last video we've now reached 1000 subscribers, and if you haven't done so already, don't forget to subscribe yourself and tune in next time, when we head to Fort Augustus, Plodda Falls and we end our time in Scotland with the scary climb up the tallest mountain in the UK! Until next time, Merry Christmas from us, keep safe, over and out!