Today, we benefited from unseasonal sunshine which provided an added boost to the tour experience.

After departing Inverness about 0930 we drove down to Castle Urquhart tracking the River Ness and then Loch Ness itself.

Castle Urquhart is superbly positioned half way down the loch and from this general vantage point magnificent views of the loch can be obtained. The castle (a ruin) is of interest in its own right and benefits from a well run visitor centre. See image immediately below and videos 1 and 2.

After photo opps and some light (calorie controlled?) refreshment (per image below) we moved on down the Glen and then to Eilean Donan Castle on Loch Duich. This romantic castle (rebuilt in the 1930s) was a stunning sight in the bright sunshine which rendered the water surface a mirror like quality. The castle is home to Clan Macrae. Refer also video no 3 below.

Reflections on Loch Duich


Eilean Donan Castle

Next we drove to nearby Dornie for a very good pub lunch and thence on to Kyle of Lochalsh and onward across Skye Bridge to the Isle of Skye.

Once across the Bridge we continued north to the island’s capital of Portree where we checked into our Guest House.

Tomorrow, we plan to tour Skye and then connect with the ferry which will give us access to the road to Fort William. Fingers crossed for continuing benevolent weather conditions!

Be Sociable, Share!