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... at Flora Macdonald's grave in Kilmuir. For those who may be a little rusty on their Scottish history, Flora was the remarkable woman who helped Bonnie Prince Charlie to escape from Skye, before she went on to play a part in the American War of Independence. Given that the 4th of July was a couple of days ago it seemed quite apt. Next there were a few photography pitstops in order to take in the magical scenery, including the famous rocky ...
... t let them stay there). After a bit more driving we stopped at a lovely look our point to view the last of the highlands before going back. This area was used for many James Bond movies and went the landowner passed away, in order to keep it from becoming industrialized, Sean Connery purchased it and it is still wild and has no large urban centres. Lunch stop took place at Green Wellys were we had a delicious Cullen skink soup (fish soup) and ...
... area again. A lot of films have been made near Glencoe, so it might look familiar. We found out about 85,000 people hike at least part of the West Highland Trail every year, with Kinlochleven the next to the last stop, so the town was busy and a lot of visitors enjoying a pretty warm evening outside.
Like most of the places we have visited, most of the visitors seem European...we hear a lot of different accents. People definitely looked like ...
... sunny day!!
So we've spent the morning faffing in the sun and are now heading towards Ullapool with plans to climb An Tchellach (spelt badly) tomorrow! :)
... clouds have arrived!
I was so so happy to see clouds this morning. I have been treated to 8 days of mainly sunshine which has been glorious but not quite how I imagined the highlands. And now the Easter holidays have finished and the kids are back in school I don't feel bad celebrating proper Scottish weather.
As I wound around the base of the hills the mountain pass I was due to climb over became apparent. Its not particularly high but takes you up onto a ridge and ...
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