Myrtle Bank Hotel
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Continental Breakfast
- Free parking
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... Lunch in Fort Agusta, on the south end of Loch Ness. The sun was bright and pleasant and we enjoyed walking around the very cute village. A few stops for pictures and a visit to the famous Commando Memorial near the base of Ben Nevis, UK's tallest mountain, clear today but which was shrouded in mist on Wednesday. There were a few clouds at the peak, but still a lovely sight. And now, the drive back to ...
... you...wow. You'll be able to see from the pictures but at first glance I would absolutely not have guessed that beaches like that existed in Scotland. Absolutely incredible. We returned to the festival that night for some live bands and some dancing. The first band played mostly American country tunes and the dance floor was completely empty but then the second band got up and true to stereotype whipped out a couple of bag pipes and bam, crazy drunken ...
... on it. Times change for the better in this instance. From the castle we saw the most incredible view of Loch Maree. I had to pull over and take a picture but was soon reminded by Gail that other pressing matters needed attention (her desire to visit a place of public convenience) so off we went. Finally we made it to our new camp site where we have a fantastic view of the ocean from Big Sand at the mouth of Loch Gairloch. The weather was most cooperative ...
... back and forth!) and hiked back to the car through the valley. By now it was VERY hot; we were enormously grateful for our good wide-brimmed hats (thank you again, lovely Nokka Restaurant of Helsinki!) and our litre-and-a-half of water, not to mention our normal clothes with collars, sleeves and legs - the locals (and it was quite busy on the lower route; the top had been empty apart from the Czechs and the talkative German) were all hiking bare-headed, ...
... two dimensional painting. In Poolewe, we also pause to inspect a graveyard which claims to have a Pictish cross and various other ancient headstones including a font said to cure warts. In truth there is not much to see here. We do find the font but don't bother to dip anything into the green water, not that either of us have any warts! We retrace our journey back to camp up from Poolewe, through the magnificent moorland plateau, and then steeply back down to ...