War Memorial, Grantown on Spey, Highlands

War Memorial, Grantown on Spey, Scottish Highlands

This morning we departed pour lodgings at Grantown on Spey and then visited a local golf course where a couple of the group played nine holes whilst the remainder went for an enjoyable walk along the banks of the River Spey where we were able to enjoy the wonderful riparian scenery and observe anglers fishing for salmon.

Golf at Grantown on Spey

Golf at Grantown on Spey, Scotland

River Spey, Grantown

River Spey, Grantown, Scotland

Fishing, River Spey

Fishing, River Spey, Scotland

After conclusion of these activities we headed north north to Inverness (capital of the Highlands) and then south, tracking Loch Ness, to Drumnadrochit and Castle Urquhart. We stayed for about one hour at the castle and availed of lunch there also. From the vantage point of the castle tower we were afforded superb views of Loch Ness, north and south, with the added bonus of a piper in full flow (Clan Fraser).

Piper, Clan Fraser

Piper, Clan Fraser, Loch Ness

Next we continued south towards Skye, stopping to view the iconic Eilean Donan Castle, home to Clan Macrae and appearances in a numerous films including the Highlander.

Eilean Donan Castle, Highlands

Eilean Donan Castle, Highlands, Scotland

Next to Kyle of Lochalsh and then across the Skye Bridge to Broadford and our lodgings for the night. We walked along the shore to observe the stunning seascapes at sunset which are something special on Skye. We dined at the Claymore where we enjoyed good food, albeit perhaps a little pricey.

Broadford Bay, Skye

Broadford Bay, Skye, Scotland

Profile of Mountains, Skye

Profile of Mountains, Skye, Scotland

Tomorrow, we tour Skye and hope for continuation of the fine weather.

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