This is a selection of photo's taken from the car as we made our way from Loch Lomond to Duirinish
We arrived at our base in good time, checked in and then decided to go into Plockton and have a quick look round to see if it was like we saw in all the pictures and web sites. It was and then some. A truly idyllic place that deserves the title of "The Jewel In The Highlands"
|Settlement of Duirinish|
|Local Highland Cattle|
|Mother & Calves|
|The Highland Bull|
seals of plockton harbour. It was still warm and the harbour was very calm as we had a great relaxing 80 minutes taking in the scenery from a different angle and the added bonus of watching the seals laze about :-)
Applecross via the "Pass of the Cattle" road. What a great road to drive on in these conditions. It is a single track road that rises to over 2000 feet in about five miles as it zig zags up the mountains. It does have plenty of passing places for traffic coming from the opposite direction. The views as you gain height just open up and if your lucky you'll spot red deer on the mountain side as we did :-)
|How many deer can you see|
|Nice place for a camp out|
Shieldiag. Another very quaint place tucked away under the Torridon Hills. A nice refreshing ice cream was most welcome as we spotted a couple of seals in the bay but no otters :-(
Loch Achaidh na h-Inich which is through the woods that lay behind the lodge. A great quiet place and another brilliant aspect of this truly great area.
We then finished of the night in true style by going the pub with the best beer garden we have been to for a beer and some of the local music. Another great end to another great day
It's quite an interesting walk that passes over the farm and follows good paths & tracks up through the forest and into clearings where the views back offers good views over to Skye and across Loch Carron towards Applecross.
We made our way up the never ending winding road to the mast and the views over looking Plockton and beyond opened up as we reached the summit cairn on Carn a Bhealaich Mhoir
|Plockton Pier with Carn a’Bhealaich Mhoir, the TV Mast & Crags towering above|