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... trip. A one-hour tour across the building to see the full process and a wee bit of a taste at the very end. Turns out Oban Whisky tastes really good. After lunch we head towards our next destination: Fort William. It's roughly an hour from Oban so we're there fairly quickly but with a stop at a nice view along the way: Castle Stalker. Our B&B for tonight is Buccleuh Guest House and has views on Loch Linnhe. We head out for a walk into the center of Fort William. ...
... s at Fort William and then on we went. As we headed north out of Fort William, Scott suggested a 2nd visit to Neptune's staircase, and it was definitely worth it. Lots of boats coming down, boats waiting to go in, all very exciting. And the sun was shining, much better than our 1st visit earlier in the week.
After having watched the boats, judged, the sailors, commented on the lock mechanism, posed for photos, and taken photos of my own, it was ...
Over the sea to Skye - on a ferry this time. At the Lochmaddy ferry port we were surrounded by more lovely old CalMac buses.
As if to mirror my sadness at leaving, the sea was grey and the clouds looked gloomy.
On Skye we headed for a campsite at Dunvegan. No awning this ...
We found a spot - again on the machair - to wildcamp with several other motorhomes. It seems that wildcamping is the norm in this part of the world. A walk along the beach took us to a group of restored blackhouses . . . well, technically, they were white houses having been painted in the restoration. They seemed to be holiday homes; ...
... a gift that is worth so much more than money. He gave me a pair of thick tweed socks, and his contact details and address, and he said "if you ever need anything or are in the area, just give us a call". Ed was so kind!
I then went back up to start packing up my tent (which according to Ed was around the right way for the wind) and met his wife Catherine (although at this point she had no clue who I was).