Travel Blogs from Fort William
... that I booked online several months ago. They wouldn't let us pick our seats, but we were guaranteed to have seats together. The price seems a bit high now; it was 58 pounds each for the return trip. The two towns are about forty miles apart, and the ride was about two hours each way. We passed through hilly countryside, small villages, beautiful shores of lochs, and several dark tunnels.
The coach we were in was the closest to ...
... at a small cafe and then went for a cruise on a nice flybridge cruiser called Nessie Hunter. Our skipper was a fellow called George Edwards, who is apparently a bit of a local identity, and he gave a very informative commentary in a voice that sounded just like Sean Connery. Afterwards we continued on south, past the bottom of Loch Ness, along the Caledonian Canal. There were several delays while bridges across the canal were opened to allow boats to pass. Not ...
Wednesday 28th May; Carn Liath 1006m, Stob Poite Coire Ardair 1054m, Creag Meagaidh 1128
A wonderful Mountain day!
Martin and I set off promptly, thinking that if the weather turned we would just do Carn Liath then retreat and were walking at 9am from the visitor centre at Aberarder. We followed the excellent path up to the more established birch forest, and ...
Monday 26th May; Beinn Teallach 915m and Beinn
a Chaorainn 1049m
Today we walked with Roland, doing 2 Munros about an hour
away near Roughburn (Roybridge area). We
took the track through the forest and out onto the hill, tackling Beinn
Teallach first. It was quite a slog over
rough heather, until the final slope, which was a little rockier. We saw ...
... back into the back pack and hid while Stewart and the others ran for the safety of a building.
The last thing we saw was a door as he shoved us down into his back pack and we stayed there till suddenly the flaps opened and this thing was shoved into the back pack with us well let me tell you talk about smell wow whew it smelt like cow dung what ever it was it was moving around and stinking the bag out. We had just started to get used to it were a ...