Sunday, December 06, 2015

The Highlands

After a day to re-adjust and get to know Nicola, Millie and my new home away from home, I set out on a 3 day tour into the Highlands to the Isle of Skye.
The first thing I have to say is that the weather has been appalling, until today, since I arrived. It has rained continually creating quite severe flooding and on Friday, the last day of the tour, the winds were gale force and made traveling pretty scarey

 That said though, it wasn't too cold, and we did manage to spend lots of time out of the bus at most sights, although the wind was too bad for the ferry trip to Skye.

After leaving Fort William we followed the railway line, famous  as the line that carries the Hogwarts express (Harry Potter, for those who don't know) to Glenfinnan to see the viaduct over which the train traveled followed by the flying blue car - too windy when we were there
 As the ferry wasn't running it was back to Fort William and onto Skye, stopping first to photograph the famous Eilean Donan castle, quite a brooding presence with the lights. It was only 4pm. but there are not many hours of daylight at this time of year.
The castle has featured in many movies - Highlander, James Bond's The World is not Enough and even in a Bollywood blockbuster.

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