Steam Engine, Jacobite Express

Steam Engine, Jacobite Express, Mallaig

This morning, we departed our excellent lodgings at Treetops, Fort William and then drove down to the town railway station where¬†¬†guests boarded the Jacobite Express Steam Train¬†( aka ‘Harry Potter Train’) which departed on time at 10.15 and duly arrive Mallaig some two hours later after travelling along some stunning, West Coast scenery which included¬†Glenfinnan and Loch Shiel.

Upon arrival at Mallaig we joined up and availed of lunch after which we had some free time exploring this busy fishing port until departure of our ferry for Armadale, Skye mid-afternoon.

Mallaig Harbour,

Mallaig Harbour, Scotland

After arriving at Armadale, we drove round the coast to Broadford where we stopped for shopping at a small arts and crafts enclave.

Arts and Crafys Shops,, Broadford

Arts and Crafys Shops,, Broadford, Skye

Bext we drove on north to our destination of Portree, capital of Skye. here we checked into our lodgings and then went into town on foot to explore, and avail of an excellent dinner at a small restaurant on the harbour front.

Portree Harbour, Isle of Skye

Portree Harbour, Isle of Skye, Scotland

Tomorrow, we have an early start in order to connect with the ferry to Harris in the Outer Hebrides.

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