Airds Hotel & Restaurant
Travel Blogs from Appin
After breakfast we left the hotel for our travel day at 8:15. First stop was shortly down the road on the way to the first ferry. We explored in the rain (yes, Bertha is still with us) the Museum of the Isles located at the Clan Donald Skye complex. We first walked over to see the castle ruins of Amadale Castle. When followed the path to the museum. The museum talked of the history of the clans of the area known as the f of the ...
... the tires. One seemed a wee bit low at 26 psi, but that didn't seem like enough to set off the warning light. We added a bit of air to bring it up over 32. On the way back to the hotel, the warning light did not turn off. We will deal with it tomorrow.
We ate dinner in the hotel for the second time. The meal last night was just fine, and we do not see anything else within walking distance; we are finished driving for today.
... compared to what we had encountered in the first two weeks. In addition there were so many other walkers, all going north to finish the Way. Various nationalities in particular Germans. Our day started to turn when we came to an information board, marking the halfway point between Fort William and Kinlochleven. According to our book... this should have been at 7 miles. The board noted we were at 7.5 miles and my GPS marked 7.75. Fine margins I ...
... on this part. There are 2 summits so we visited both (it'd be a travesty not to have visited the 'right one'),
before descending through a short squall on the descent before crossing the boggy Col at 600m, ready to start the ascent up Beinn a Chaorainn. We had good views over loch Treig at this point,
the grey corries and Aonoch mor and Beag.
However we watched them disappear ...
... to find my B and B for the night. The B and B is right on the shores of Loch Linnhe and the window in my room overlooks this Loch. It really does loch lovely. After settling in and meeting the Kiwi who runs the place with her Scottish husband I headed of to find Neptunes Staircase. This is a series of 8 locks that allows boats to lift or fall about 20 metres to carry on along the Caledonian Canal system. It is a piece of engineering wonderment. I couldn't get a good photo ...
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