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Driving by car in Scotland


Eleven days by car in Scotland, part 4:

  1. Day 1 - 3: Scotland: Edinburgh - Burntisland - St Andrews - Perth - Aviemore
  2. Day 4 - 5: Scotland: Aviemore - Drumnadrochit - Gairloch - Kinlochewe
  3. Day 6 - 6: Scotland: Kinlochewe - Applecross - Broadford
  4. Day 7 - 8: Scotland: Broadford - Dunvegan - Staffin - Fort Augustus*
  5. Day 9 - 9: Scotland: Fort Augustus - Kinlocleven - Bridge of Orchy - Lochawe
  6. Day 10 - 11: Scotland: Lochawe - Dunstaffnage - Inveraray - Tyndrom - Loch Katrine - Edinburgh

Broadford to Fort Augustus, part 4:

Map of driving day 7 to 8, Broadford to Fort Augustus, 320 km:


Isle of Skye, Carbost Talisker Distillery:

Struan

We started this morning with a visit to Talisker Distillery in Carbost at the west coast of Isle of Sky. Very interesting to see the manufacturing process. After this we drive north passing Struan.

After this we heading north to Dunvegan.


Struan

Struan.


Isle of Skye, Dunvegan:

Isle of Skye, Dunvegan

Now we are at the northwestern of Isle of Sky. We stopped at the Dunvegan Castle and took a walk in the garden.


Isle of Skye, Dunvegan


Isle of Skye, Dunvegan


Isle of Skye, Dunvegan

A solar clock, not how they normally look.


Isle of Skye, Dunvegan

It was a hot day and we sat down for a while to rest in this beautiful park.


Isle of Skye, Dunvegan


Isle of Skye, Portree:

Portree

We take a shortcut over the mountains in eastern direction and passing Edinbane, then come to the coast town Portree. We now have an urgent need to buy an extra memory card to the camera, we found one but it was expensive.


Isle of Skye, Portree

Here in the coast village they serving fish and chips, and it is not only we that are hungry!


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Isle of Skye, Portree

Here you can read more about Portree:


Isle of Skye, Old Man of Storr:

Isle of Skye, Old Man of Storr

After we had eating in Portree we travel northward along the eastern side of the Isle of Skye. Now we are approaching the Old Man of Storr, you see it in the background.


Isle of Skye, Old Man of Storr


Isle of Skye, Old Man of Storr

Here we stopped to see the mighty Old Man of Storr, while we were standing here a storm come in with dramatic clouds.


Isle of Skye, Old Man of Storr


Isle of Skye, Old Man of Storr


Isle of Skye, Kilt Rock and Mealt Falls:

Isle of Skye, Kilt Rock and Mealt Falls


Isle of Skye, Kilt Rock and Mealt Falls


Isle of Skye, Kilt Rock and Mealt Falls


Isle of Skye, Kilt Rock and Mealt Falls

Here, on the northeastern side are towering cliffs that plunge straight into the Atlantic Ocean. We stay a long time here and enjoying the view.


Isle of Skye, Kilt Rock and Mealt Falls
Isle of Skye, Kilt Rock and Mealt Falls


Isle of Skye, Kilt Rock and Mealt Falls

When we stood here and looking of the dramatic lights on the clouds we could here someone plying his bagpipe far away.


Isle of Skye, Staffin:

Isle of Skye, Staffin

Now it is not far from Staffin and we realize that it is getting late to find an accommodation.


Isle of Skye, Staffin

Darkness comes quickly. At 10 am we knock on the door at an old ladies house who kindly offered us a room to stay in, and breakfast was included. She left us alone in the morning for some matters, who dare to do so in Sweden?


Isle of Skye, Quiraing:

Isle of Skye, Quiraing

Today we leave the Isle of Skye. We take a narrow road over the mountains Quiraing to the western direction.


Isle of Skye, Quiraing


Isle of Skye, Quiraing


Isle of Skye, Quiraing


Isle of Skye, Quiraing


Isle of Skye, Quiraing


Isle of Skye, Quiraing


Isle of Skye, Quiraing


Isle of Skye, Quiraing


Isle of Skye, Uig:

Isle of Skye, Uig

After the passage of the mountain we came down to Uig, a small western coast village. Now we head south to Dornie and then we had left Isle of Sky.


Dornie:

Eilean Donan Castle

Just after we left the Isle of Sky this exciting castle show up. Here we must stop!


Eilean Donan Castle

Eilean Donan Castle, bombed and rebuilt from 1912 to 1930. Here we have everything an old Castle shall have.

For the first time on our travel we see a Scotsman in a kilt. However, no bagpipes, he plays on violin.


Eilean Donan Castle

Not surprising we can read that many movies has been recorded here.


Eilean Donan Castle

Loch Duich.


Eilean Donan Castle


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Eilean Donan Castle

Scotland has its own currency but pound currency is the same throughout UK. It's fine to pay with "English" pounds in Scotland but it can be difficult to pay with Scottish pounds in England.


Sgurr Fhuaran:

Sgurr Fhuaran

We passing a beautiful area close to Sgurr Fhuaran mountains, no I don't know how to pronounce this resort name.


Sgurr Fhuaran


Sgurr Fhuaran


Fort Augustus:

Fort Augustus

Fort Augustus.


Fort Augustus


Fort Augustus

The wheel to open and close the locks. Today electric motors do the job.


Fort Augustus

The boat Ocean Lady started up, lot of smoke coming.


Fort Augustus

One of the locks.


Fort Augustus

It's very similar to our Swedish Göta Canal.


Fort Augustus

An old wooden bridge.


Fort Augustus


Fort Augustus

Here in Fort Augustus' we relaxed after todays relatively long drive. We found a nice pub with tasty food and beer.


Fort Augustus

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