Jacobite Express Steam Engine at Mallaig

This morning, we departed our lodgings in Fort William in the Scottish Highlands and drove to the local Railway Station where guest joined the 10.15 am Jacobite Steam Train departure for Mallaig which duly arrived 12.25pm. This is ranked as one of the world’s top train rides passing, as it does, through majestic Highlands scenery and over the famous Glenfinnan Viaduct aka ‘Harry Potter Bridge’.

Jacobite Express at Fort William

Upon arrival at Mallaig, a fishing village with high volumes of tourists, we had lunch then connected with the 2.00 pm ferry which transported to Armadale on the Isle of Skye.

Mallaig Harbour

From Armadale we drove to Broadford and then on along a single track road to Elgol, returning same way. This route traversed superb scenery with mountains, lochs with sheep and cattle evident including some sheep on the road as is usual in the islands.

View from Elgol, Isle of Skye

On the return trip we called in at the ruins of Cill Chriosd, a ruined church dating from the 17th century albeit on an ancient Christian site.

Cill Chriosd Church, Skye.

Skye landscape from Cill Chriosd Church

After returning to Broadford we drove on to our lodgings in Kyleakin close to the Skye Bridge.

Tomorrow we undertake a full tour of Skye.

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