After the dramas of yesterday, we made a very conscious effort to have a relaxing day today, and this turned into one of the best days we had spent on our holiday so far. We started from our B&B in Gorthleck, which is on the eastern side of Loch Ness, and we basically did a full clockwise loop, stopping at Fort Augustus, Fort William, Drumnodroicht (spelling), and Inverness before making our way back to our B&B. We didn’t really do many of the touristy things like the Loch Ness cruise, Urquart Castle, or any of the Loch Ness visitor centres, as we had a look and they all just looked like tourist traps. But we had an awesome day just driving around, and pulling off into parking bays to take photos.
View out of the breakfast room at the B&B. Amazing!
Breakfast room. I don’t think i could ever get sick of full english breakfasts.
Rockville B&B. Easily our favourite place to stay so far.
This sort of thing will become a common photo for us. I just couldn’t get over how awesome the views were. I reckon it would be even better in winter too to be honest. If it wasn’t for the Edinburgh Fringe i would recommend people going in the winter instead i reckon.
Random Parking bay
Fort Augustus, at the very bottom of Loch Ness.
Another random parking bay that had a chuck truck there, so we stopped and had lunch
Chereen putting a little stone on the top. I think it is for good luck, i hope we haven’t offended some locals by touching this haha.
Found a ski hill near Ben Nevis, went to the top on a cable car to have a look. Unfortunately the top was too foggy so you couldn’t really get any decent views, a bit of a waste of money in hindsight. In the summer it looks like they convert their ski hills into downhill mountain bike trails, you can see one in this photo. A couple of the trails looked pretty crazy though, and we saw one guy go over the handlebars after he put it in a ditch, quite funny.
Too foggy to see anything.
Urquart Castle. We didn’t go down to have a look as it was like £8 or something, but Chereen did get a really cool photo after climbing up on a fence and peering through the trees.
More views of Loch Ness. What a beautiful part of the world.