Hamburg to Amsterdam was pretty hot. 500 km on the Autobahn in 6,5 hours - not too bad for the car. Fuel consumption around 5.4 l/100km.
It was hot. Really summer. Around Amsterdam the people were on their boats wearing swimwear and enjoying the first summer day.
The Princess Seaways was delayed in departure for about two hours. But the cruise itself was calm with a perfect sunset. We passed some oil platforms and soon woke up near the British coast at Newcastle.
We drove up to Holy Island and took a street through the wade lands. Somewhat like Danish Island Rømø.
Then we wanted to see the Bass Eock with the birds and the Castle ruins. Perfect blue sky - perfect.
Traffic around Edinburgh was a nightmare and we last an hour. So we were late and arrived at Doune Castle only after they had already closed the gates. So no coconuts we could borrow ..
The last 75 km were nice landscape with the first impressions of the Highlands.