View from Broadford

View from Broadford, Skye

 

This morning, our group departed lodgings in Broadford, Isle of Skye and proceeded as follows:

First to Isleornsay, a picteresque harbour setting for photos and last views of scenic Skye.

Lighthouse, Isleornsay

Lighthouse, Isleornsay, Skye

Then to Armadale to catch 10.10 ferry to Mallaig. This ran on time.

On arrival at Mallaig, we followed the coast down stopping just north of Glenfinnan to await arrival of the Jacobite Express or ‘Harry Potter Train’  which duly arrived after a wait of about10 mins. A great sight watching the train steam through the Highland scenery.

Next, a  stop at historic Glenfinnan. This is where Bonnie Prince Charlie landed in 1745 in an ultimately doomed attempt to take over the thrones of Scotland and England by force. His landing place is recorded by a tall monument on edge of Loch Shiel.

Loch Shiel, Glenfinnan

Loch Shiel, Glenfinnan, Scotland

Next we continued down to Corpach and photographed Ben Nevis (Britain’s tallest mountain) which benefited from unusually clear visibility today.

Ben Nevis, Fort William

Ben Nevis, Fort William, Scotland

Next down Glen Nevis to view the impressive Lower Falls which sit in a remote Highlands setting.

Lower Falls, Glen Nevis

Lower Falls, Glen Nevis, Scotland

Next back to Fort William and a spot of lunch.

Next, we tracked Loch Linnhe south to Glencoe. Here we stopped for photos of the stunning scenery which was augmented by the seasonal sea of  purple heather in bloom.

Glencoe, Highlands

Glencoe, Highlands, Scotland

Next we dove across desolate Rannoch Moor and on down to Loch Lomond. We stopped at Luss to view the loch, pretty village and church with Viking era ‘hogback’ grave marker in the burial ground.

Colourful Cottages at Luss

Colourful Cottages at Luss, Loch Lomond

Loch Lomond Shore, Luss

Loch Lomond Shore, Luss, Loch Lomond

Luss, Loch Lomond

Luss, Loch Lomond, Scotland

Finally, we drove on through Glasgow and connected with M8 to Edinburgh where tour ended with fond farewells at the Balmoral Hotel thus concluding a successful four day tour of Scotland.

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