After coffee, driving down Loch Alsh we could see the bridge over to Skye in the distance. Now toll-free it is a boon to both visitors and islanders alike.
Before going over the bridge we made what was supposed to be a brief diversion to Plockton. Firstly we missed the shortest road and then the road that we had chosen was blocked by a film crew so we were diverted through the countryside. Eventually we arrived and had a walk along the front in the hot sunshine with the smell of Broom following us for many yards.
On Skye we took an even longer diversion to photograph Dunvegan Castle. I’m not sure how Dunvegan got it’s name. A dun is a fort - perhaps it was inhabited by extremist vegetarians at one time. Perhaps if they ate too many beans it was originally Vegan’s fart!
We arrived at Uig in plenty of time for the ferry and thus began the Hebridean Blog…
We left the Spean Bridge Hotel before the world was awake and headed out on the Kyle of Lochalsh road. The weather as we looked back to Ben Nevis promised another fine day. The hotel had a bar dedicated to the Commandos and various commando photos were around the rest of the hotel - the nearest hostelry to the Memorial which stands at the junction of the Lochalsh and Gairlochy roads.
We ran alongside Loch Lochy and then stopped at Laggan Locks on the Caledonian Canal for some more photos. The Gorse, lichens and young Larch needles all benefited from the morning sunshine. Grasshopper Warblers could be heard among the many birds singing their little hearts out.
We stopped a few times in Glen Garry alongside the loch to take advantage of the reflections of Ben Tee, Meall Coire nan Saobhaidh and the surrounding mountains.
Then we did the same alongside Loch Cluanie though some of these photos were, as usual, taken from the moving car.
In Glen Shiel we spotted a herd of Red Deer. Sadly the original posed one drinking from thr river moved away but others stayed around for their portraits to be taken at a distance.
Morning coffee break was taken at Eilean Donan Castle where the coffee shop was just opening as we got there at 10.00 am.
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