I can't believe it took so long for the UK to be added to the list of countries for jumping! In late 2017, we took advantage of J.'s work trip to Aberdeen and extended our stay to spend a weekend in Scotland with J's colleagues and friends, Mike and Olga.
From Aberdeen, we took a road trip through Cairngorms National Park, the UK's largest national park. We passed through the cute little villages of Aboyne and Braemar, and stopped at the Royal Lochnagar Distillery, located next to Balmoral Castle, to learn more about whisky-making and tasting.
Being in Scotland, we decided to do things in a Scottish fashion and spent the night in a castle, the Dalmunzie Castle. There, we ate hearty food and tasted more whiskies next to the warmth of the fireplace. It was just perfect.
The next day, we hit the road again for a hike farther south in the Cairngorms Mountains. The weather wasn't terrible, which is a feat in late October in Scotland, so it made for a great hike. The hilly landscape was stunning, and we saw many "flossies" (sheep) and even a wild herd of deer running just meters from us. It was the perfect occasion for a jump!