We left the hostel by 9 am. 20 minutes later we stopped at the shores of Loch Ness.
After a stop by the shores we drove on to tiny Drumnadroicht village where the Loch Ness Centre and Loch Ness gift shops are located. I also got my first glimpse of actual Nessie!
Today the castle looks like this:
Urquhart Castle sits on the shore of Loch Ness. The weather was pleasant and the view quite nice.
I also saw a duck couple waddling along one of the paths on the castle grounds. Look at these photogenic bastards.
We stopped in Fort Augustus for lunch. It is a village on the south west tip of Loch Ness, and it sports a series of water locks that help connect the Caledonian Canal between Inverness and Fort William on the West Cost.
Fort Augustus had a beautiful Nessie statue.
I found myself a comfy place to eat, the Lock Inn, which had an actual fireplace. And books.
After Fort Augustus we had a short stop beside Speanbridge to se the Commando Memorial. This is a monument dedicated to the men of the original British Commando Forces, and it was raised during the Second World War. The monument is located here because the men used to train in the area.
The last stop of the day was our usual place in Glencoe. I always think I don't need to take more pictures of the same mountains, but the weather is always different so I end up taking pictures anyway.
The trip home from Glencoe was also very pretty, so I finish this post with some pictures taken out the bus window.