Anniversary at Creeletrs Restaurant

Anniversary at Creeletrs Restaurant, Skye

This morning, we departed our lodgings in Pitlochry and then drove north up the A9 turning west at Dalwhinnie and then on past the distillery towards Spean Bridge, stopping for a photo shoot and then refreshments at ‘Yummy Things’.  Next we stopped on Loch Laggan for photos of Ardverickie Castle on Loch Laggan.

Badenoch, Highlands

Badenoch, Highlands, Scotland

Ardverickie Castle, Loch Laggan

Ardverickie Castle, Loch Laggan, Scotland

Next through Spean Bridge and north to our lunch stop at Fort Augustus. Here we viewed the southern tip of mighty Loch Ness and the flight of locks connecting the Caledonian Canal with the loch.

Loch Ness, Fort Augustus

Loch Ness, Fort Augustus, Scotland

Next we continued west into the N.W.Highlands, passing Loch Clunie. In this area we witnessed the water cascading off the mountains after heavy rains.

Highland Stream, N.W. Highlands

Highland Stream, N.W. Highlands, Scotland

Next, we called in at the 1719 battle site at Glenshiel  (Jacobites vs.Government) where Rob Roy fought.

Glenshiel Battle Site, N.W.Highlands

Glenshiel Battle Site, N.W.Highlands, Scotland

Next, we called at the Eilean Donan Castle, a romantic and photogenic edifice on Loch Duich which has featured in some noteworthy films including ‘Highlander’.

Eilean Donan Castle, Highlands

Eilean Donan Castle, Highlands, Scotland

Next we ventured off north to the pretty and popular loch side village of Plockton , home to Duncraig Castle and known for its benign micro-climate.

Plockton, Highlands

Plockton, Highlands, Scotland

Duncraig Castle, Plockton

Duncraig Castle, Plockton, Scotland

After photo shoots at Plockton we continued round the coastline which afforded superb views of the Skye landscape.

Sheep Hazzard, Highlands

Sheep Hazzard, Highlands, Scotland

Finally, we passed lover the Skye Bridge and checked in at our lodgings near Broadford.

In the evening, we celebrated guests’ wedding anniversary at Creelers Restuarant.

Tomorrow we tour Skye and the on to Fort William.

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