I searched the coast of Scotland for a home for 15 years, mostly by bike. My criteria were strict. No road between house and sea-shore, panoramic views of sea and hills, sheltered sailing waters, a safe anchorage, privacy, no streetlight or other house in view, no noise pollution, and a special microclimate.  I succeeded eventually, and having found the right location, I have spent 11 years upgrading the house to take full advantage of the amazing site, the longest I have lived under one roof in my life.

South Cuan | stopped counting at 47