Yesterday was time for our mid holiday cook-in. Haggis, black & white puddings, lorne and linkie sausages, mushrooms, eggs and toast. After eating that we pretty well flaked out. Late afternoon we managed to stroll up to Inverewe gardens for a coffee and then we found some energy and walked one of the marked trails in the hills behind the gardens. Other than that we were all stuffed out and spent most of the day reading the papers.
This morning we were away from Poolewe fairly handy and decided to take a route down Glen Carron as we haven’t used that road before. It runs alongside the railway, down to Stromeferry, yet more amazing views all the way, made better by another day of sunshine.
We took a detour at the end of the loch to Plockton. It belongs on a photo on a shortbread tin – totally twee and extremely worth negotiating the windy lanes to get to. Another in my list of places where tv series were filmed – this one was the setting for ‘Hamish MacBeth’. Parked up on the harbour and made lunch whilst watching the very many tourists walking the promenade. Slightly disappointed no reference to ”Hamish” but overall it would be very near the top of our ‘the villages most worth visiting in Scotland’ list. Several good restaurants, a few cafes and bars, two of three craft shops and of course a chipper selling local caught fish – it just lacks a campsite for us to stay at 😦
From Plockton its a spit and a jump down to the Kyle of Lochalsh. The bridge is truly awesome but somehow takes away the excitement of arriving on an island by boat. So over the bridge and a minute later we are on the Isle of Skye. The roads are really quiet here, probably as its Sunday. We drove nearly the length of the island to get to the campsite we wanted for tonight which is in the North at Loch Greshornish. There are several other campervans on site but everything is quiet and no road noise. We are looking over the loch and a seal is swimming a few yards off the edge of the water. All very tranquil and we are now settled in for the night ready to go exploring tomorrow.
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