In Spain’s north-east Banyoles is the capital of the county Pla de l’Estany. The lake of Banyoles was formed from a volcanic depression with a beautiful blue tone. Its crystal clear waters was the centre for rowing competitions in the 1992 Barcelona Olympics.
Tabart Ness is a small peninsula on the north-east coast of Scotland, between Golspie and Findhorn. It is a rolling spit that protrudes into the North Sea while dividing the Dornoch and Cromarty firths. While this lies between busy destinations it therefore offers a quiet pleasant off-route from the main A9 road with rolling farmed fields and Portmahomack village.