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Jun 11, 2016 - Day 20 Kirkhill to Isle of Skye

Another damp morning however still not stormy so that's okay. We set off back into Inverness and had a bit of a look around before setting west to look at Loch Ness and with our ultimate destination being Sconser on the Isle of Skye. We are travelling through more beautiful mountainous countryside with the loch on one side. We stopped at Urquhart Castle, a ruin on the edge of the lake and then moved on to Fort Augustus which is on the start or end of the Caledonian Canal. We had an early lunch and then watched some boats passing through the...

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Jul 5, 2005 - To the Isle of Skye

We arrived in Fort William with plenty of time for exploring, so after ensconcing ourselves in the Bank Street Lodge, we went for a drive along the road through Glen Nevis, the valley at the foot of Scotland's highest mountain (1,344 M), to get a gander from the road. Bearing in mind that Australia's tallest mountain is about 2,200 M, Ben Nevis is not a biggy, but it is blessed with being in one of the most beautiful areas on earth! Rob was pretty keen to see Ben Nevis, having been in this part of Scotland years ago, and wanting to...

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Dec 16, 2004 - Western Isles with Dad

The grandest adventure I've been on here, was a five day trip with Dad to the western isles. I had a week off of school...well...okay, two days...but that's close enough to take a whole week off right? So I did. This trip was much different than the one that dad went on before because instead of 45 people, there were about a dozen of us, and instead of a large luxury bus, we were in a small, although comfortable enough, van type thing. We had a very Scottish tour guide Carwin who was also our driver and who got nicknamed 'The Goat' because...

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May 21, 2004 - Nairn to Skye

This morning after leaving Nairn, we called into Culloden, scene of the battle between Bonnie Prince Charlie's Highlanders and the Duke of cumberland's Government Troops, 16th April 1746. Culloden was a sad and desolate place, quite a good visitor centre though with a good film on the battle. Leaving Culloden we made our way to Inverness and had a look at the shops, before travelling down Loch Ness. We didn't see the Loch Ness Monster but we did see several boat loads of people out looking! We didn't "speed bonnie boat" to Skye either - we...

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