The Legendary “Scottish Weather” made us re-think our original plans of visiting the Isles of Skye, Lewis & Harris.. The forecast was for more of the same as we had encountered over the last few days, so we made the decision to stick to the mainland, and head south, leaving the isles for another trip.. We’ve skirted around the coastal route but could quite easily have spent a month touring the Highlands, and yet only managed to scratch the surface of this awe inspiring country.. In hindsight writing this post, we can both say that the beauty of Scotland is indeed equal to anywhere we have ventured in the last 13 months.. The photos really do not do this country justice..
On the way down we visited Ullapool, Fort Augustus, Loch Ness, Oban and Luss..
A few years ago we toured Cornwall and it seemed at every point, we were paying for the pleasure of visiting the area.. Parking fees, No overnight camping, No motorhomes etc but with the Highlands your made to feel welcome and not fleeced for the privilege of visiting such a stunning part of the world.. I don’t wish to offend the people of Cornwall, but their local authorities could learn a lot from their Scottish counterparts.. Of course the Pasties are second to none 😉
Special mention to St Conans Kirk Church which we stumbled upon.. Were not churchy people but this one was quite beautiful and in a great location on Loch Awe..
End Mileage 13,312 (1,000 miles done)..