Battle of Culloden

Culloden Battlefield: We Followed You Prince, To This Ocean Of Flatness And Bullets

On Culloden Moor on the 16th of April 1746, the English Army of George II under the lead of Bonnie Prince Charlie defeated the weakend Catholic Jacobites in less than two hours. On this ground, where the soldiers of both sides sunk into the mud just until their hips, the Highland Clan Culture came to its end forever.
When visiting places like Culloden Battlefields everyone must become aware of the futility of war. But only nearly 300 years later, on the site where it happened and with a lot of research done by experts, the meaninglessness becomes palpable. Greedy, deluded and immature leaders and a succession of bad decisions led to thousands of dead soldiers in the fog of this place and millions who suffered the consequences of war, years and centuries after it.
Like in all other wars.

Scottish Highlands: A Tiny Boothy In The Middle Of Nowhere

We made our way through the mountains that day. The ground was wet and swampy and we had some difficulties finding our way, because where there was a path once, there was now a tiny creek. But as always the landscape was vast and beautiful and on a plateau we saw a boothy already from far away. We didn’t know at the time that something like that exists here and we were quite staggered by the welcoming atmosphere around and inside of it. There was a guestbook and we saw that there have been many international overnight guests during the last days.

Scottish Highlands: The Beautiful Beach Of Eilean Mor

We had a short walk to the beach next to Eilean Mor today. Unfortunately the tide has been high so we weren’t able to cross over to the tiny Islands with partly sandy beaches we saw from above. It was just before fathers day (in Germany) and I thought a lot of my Dad these days. I remembered when he taught me how to let a flat stone jump in a lake when I was a kid and also that I wasn’t able to do it. But he didn’t give up and eventually I succeeded once or twice out of hundreds of throws. Today I just took a stone between to fingers how he showed me and threw it into the sea. It jumped four times. I don’t need to visit your grave, Dad, to be aware that you’re here somehow. In me.

Scottish Highlands: Corran, A Peaceful Place At The End Of The World

Today we made just a little excursion to two villages, Arnisdale and Corran, at the end of the public road at Loch Hourn opposite to the Knoydart, the most remote area in Scotland. Our goal was to visit famous Sheenas Tea Hut in Corran, but it was closed. We had a very good time in this picturesque places anyway and imagined, how it would be living here at the end of the world.