M is For Mountains

We told Katharine it was “B for big bridge over to the Isle of Skye”, but the bridge turned out to be an anti-climax and the day was actually spent winding our way through beautiful mountains. Leaving Dochart, we headed for Fort William in the Glencoe area. Fort William is in the Glen Nevis – the valley extending away from Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest mountain. We spent a while exploring the valley and while we couldn’t see the mountains for the clouds we found some lovely streams and waterfalls which made for some great pictures. A few times we even caught some unfiltered sunshine that sent Richard and Adrian off madly taking pictures while the light was good.

We had lunch in Spean Bridge, before heading on to Kyle of Lochalsh and across the bridge to the Isle of Skye. Along the way we had plenty of photo stops including one particularly impressive lookout where we all actually got out of the car, instead of just sending Richard to take some photos. Finally we arrived at The Ferry Inn in Uig which is a really nice little B&B with really nice food in the restaurant. Before dinner we headed off to find the ferry terminal so we knew where to go in the morning. About a minute down the road is a big sign for the ferry queue so that didn’t take us long. We went for a walk along the pier until it started to rain and then headed back for dinner. We all decided that no matter what we’d fit in sticky toffee pudding for dessert – Richard was the odd one out with Waffles and Ice Cream, clearly a poor choice… Richard and Adrian retired to the bar for a wee Dram while the women went upstairs for showers, clearly this is a tradition we will have to keep. Tonight’s beer for the record was another local – “Raven” – a little bit flat and plain tasting but quite nice.

Now it’s off to bed early as we have to be at the ferry by 5am to head over to the Isle of Harris.

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