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At Nick's suggestion we did a day trip up and around the Isle of Skye. I was a little apprehensive at the start slept for the first hour as it was going to be a long day so we had to start early. The weather was yet again on our side, only a little cloud. The scenery was very "pretty and picturesque", those were Nick's words not mine. While we were …
This morning we went out on Jacobite Boat Cruise to go and find Nessie. Unfortunately we didn't get to see the Loch Ness monster but we did get some amazing views of Loch Ness including Urquhart Castle. After the cruise we drove to Fort Williams and stopped off at Urquhart Castle. These are castle ruins that you can walk around and explore.
... drove into town this morning. We had seen a Morrison's supermarket near the train station. That was the same brand that had a petrol station where we filled up in Inverness. Before getting in the car, we walked over to the station to see if they had an air pump and how to get to it. The stations there do a much better job than most of ours at directing the flow of traffic through the station. We knew that we couldn't go backwards, and we wanted ...
... people sat in our place and refusing to budge. A quick word from the train guard and these cheeky OAPs were moved on.
We sat down and relaxed.
My plan to take pictures of the view on the way back was somewhat ruined by the fact that there was no view for most of it, the rain followed us all the way.
I did, however, get a shot or two of the train going back over the viaduct at Glenfinnan, so it was worth it in the end.
After alighting at Fort William, ...
... right at a little cairn, following a stream through the trees, coming out onto open moorland at Na Chapanan. It seemed quite easy going to reach Carn Liath and the views over to Creag Meagaidh were lovely, with cloud looking to lift off the summit, so we pressed on for the next summit.
We walked along the gently undulating tops to the second peak of Stob Poite Coire Ardair, by which ...