Driving the West Highlands

Our day began driving the West Highlands north past Luss.

West Highlands

The most common view out the window: sheep – Scotland

Derek and I drove through the beautiful Scottish Highlands, only stopping for pictures as we passed through the notorious Glencoe. It was a cooler day, so we didn’t hike for much time along the paths in the valley. The whole place took my breath away, it was certainly everything it’s said to be.

Glencoe

Somewhere near Glencoe – Scotland 2016

West Highlands

Foggy day in the valley – Scotland 2016

Glencoe

Glencoe – Scotland 2016

Glencoe

Finding a place to go for a hike – Scotland 2016

Glencoe

Glencoe – Scotland 2016

Hiking glencoe

Hiking in the valley – Scotland 2016

Glencoe

Glencoe – Scotland 2016

Derek and I stopped for lunch in Fort William, eating at the Grog & Gruel along their main street. The town must be quite the place in peak season. The cobblestone and historic downtown, views of Loch Linnhe, and access to Ben Nevis (UK’s highest mountain), make it a prime tourist location.

Fort William

The Main Street – Scotland 2016

The Grog & Gruel wasn’t overly satisfying, but it worked for a quick bite.

Scottish pub

Grog & Gruel – Scotland 2016

Scottish hot chocolate

They do make a mean hot chocolate!! – Scotland 2016

Onwards we went to Dingwall, driving along the west coast of Loch Ness for much of the way, following the maps to the sleepy little northern town. We would spend time exploring Ness the following day. Overall, it was a great, but short day of exploring Scotland’s West Highlands.

Our route through the West Highlands:

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