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... day, so there’s rarely a rainless day and
rarely a sunless day. One of those stops was at Ardreck Castle, an old ruin
situated on a peninsula in a loch set between high mountains, another one of
those very magical locations.
The only town of significance I passed through the entire
day was Ullapool, an attractive fishing village on a sea loch (fjord) that was
a major departure point for people leaving Scotland during the Highland
Clearances. It now has ...
... after meeting a couple from Scotland and Canada and talking to them about things, and about what it seems like all people from the uk are obsessed about: the weather. Apparently it has been a rubbish summer (two people had said so far) and we were really lucky with the weather. Earlier that morning I took a nice sunrise of the castle and waited around from 4 till 630 ...
... have some land rights, but there is always a tension around who controls the land. This is playing out now in new efforts at land reform in Scotland. Our guide told us the landlords were suddenly interested in doing things for the village. We saw many burned out crofts on fields with sheep roaming, all owned by wealthy absentee landlords. This sad history put us in mind of the history of Native Americans in our past. They too were considered subhuman ...
... But there's more to come. On then through Stromeferry and then the highlight, the A896 to Applecross. Our book says "If you don't like narrow mountain roads, skip Applecross". Well we love narrow, steep, scenic mountain roads. Roads where you never know what's around the corner. Be it a bus, tractor, sheep, cyclist, tramper, or just breathtaking scenery. The roads are single lane or less, with passing points. Fabulous. I know the car, not a real car, it's a rental, got up to ...
... map the next section looked straightforward, a mile across relatively flat ground. It turned out to be hard going over deep tussocky grass; one step might land square on top of a tussock but the next would be a foot lower deep down in the grass. It was most energy sapping. At the far side of this area I came to a wide estuary but the tide was right out so it was only a few inches deep. I was soon on to the beach beyond and finished at the car park at ...