Day 6 - Portree to Fort William


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October 22nd 2014
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Day 6 Portree to Fort William


Day 6 - Portree to Fort William.

Well the weather today was no in our favour. No high winds but a steady light rain all day. This was supposed to be the day to sail around looking for wildlife but no such luck.

With a late start we decided to drive to Elgol anyways. We knew it was a picturesque drive (if not slightly treacherous). We were also looking forward to the Tea Room (closed) so we looked for another place and found the Elgol shop. A lunch of leek & potatoe soup with the Elgolian (squat lobster sandwich).

On our way to Fort William we had time for a little excursion hoping to see some wildlife. Well we thought the road to Elgol was exciting...the road to Kylerhea was a real adventure. With the excessive amount of rain the runoff is everywhere and in some cases running across the road. Ponding makes the driving fun as well.

We then stopped at Eilean Donan, probably the most photographed castle in Scotland and used in many movies.

So now we are off to Fort William. Where I have been told we get to go on a steam engine ride in the first class seats. You muggles will know it as the Jacobite engine and it runs from Fort William to Mallaig. Stopping at the Glenfinnan Monument.

The rest of us will recognize this train as the Hogwarts Express.

Should get some good pictures.


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Nowhere to hide form the rain out here


23rd October 2014

Hogwart's Express
Get lots of pictures of and on the train tomorrow.

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