Deer in Glen Etive, Scotland

Today’s weather was characterised by gale force winds and heavy rain as a consequence of which (a)we had to curtail time at certain sightseeing locations and (b) I have had to resort to library images to illustrate some of the stops. However, there was a plus side to the adverse weather in that the heavy rainfall resulted in spectacular waterfalls cascading off the mountains coupled with turbulent rivers, particularly in the Glen Etive region where the river was in full spate.

We departed Glasgow and progressively moved north stopping at Luss on Loch Lomond then Tyndrum for refreshments.

Library image of Luss village

Next across rugged Rannoch Moor then down the single track road through Glen Etive which has become famous as a location for the James Bond Skyfall film. Here we encountered spectacular scenery embellished by the wind and rain.

Glen Etive scenery

Glen Etive scenery

Loch Etive, Scotland

After returning to the main highway we movedĀ  stropping for photographs of the Glen Coe mountainous scenery and called in for lunch at the local visitor centre.

Massacre of Glencoe, 13 February 1692

Water streaming off mountains at Glencoe.

Mountains at Glencoe

Next, we moved on via lochs Leven and Linnhe to Glen Nevis where we benefited from the mountainous scenery, views of Highland Cows and the Lower Falls waterfall in full spate.

Finally, we arrived at our destination for the night of Fort William where we checked into our lodgings.

Fort William, Scotland

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