Friday, August 16, 2019

Skye Bridge to Fort William

We started the day, Saturday 10th August, by heading to the Skye Bridge. There was a great view from the bridge and then we went just over to Skye to look back at the bridge.

 We then drove through some amazing scenery to our hotel in Whitebridge. We saw the Five sisters and the castle Eilean Doran on the way. It was too busy there to stop and look at the castle. It is the holidays here!!!

We had lunch along the way at the Thistle Cafe and then tried to stop at Fort Augustus. No parks there to look around! Decided to head on to our accommodation. On Sunday we had a busy day. We first drove beside Loch Ness to try and see the famous castle but if was too rainy and misty to see anything much. On the way we stopped and walked down to an amazing waterfall, the Foyers Falls. These were made famous by poems by Robbie Burns.

We headed to Fort William instead as we were going on the Jacobite train, which is the one used in the Harry Potter movies. Sadly it was also raining! Had lunch there and then boarded the train. It is a great train ride but would have been gorgeous in lovely weather. Wonderful to see the Glennfinnan Viaduct.

We stopped in Mallaig and it was freezing! Luckily we found a warm bar until it was time to catch the train back. We then had to drive (at 8.30pm) to Tyndram through the beautiful Glen Coe area. It was amazing scenery but too rainy and dull for photos.

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