July 25 – Fort William

Glenfinnan Aqueduct After all the lie-ins we had on Skye the last morning wasn’t. We got up 6 ö’clock so that we wouldn’t have to rush to the ferry which went at 10.15 but the journey to the ferry terminal which lay on the other side of the island went smoothly as the roads were fairly empty. We actually made the earlier ferry at 8.50. Glenfinnan Monument with Loch Shiel in backgroundWhen we arrive at Mallaig the journey began towards Glenfinnan to see the Glenfinnan Monument and Aqueduct and Patrik wanted to dip his feet in Loch Shiel.

The Caledoinian Canal and Ben NevisWe then continued towards Fort William. When we came to Fort William we drove directly to Glen Nevis camping site to make sure we had a pitch. When we had pitched the tents and eaten lunch we drove to Ben Nevis Distillery and was that a disappointment, ugly house and boring shop. Patrik bought a liten 10 year old Single Malt Ben Nevis whisky so he could taste it to see if it was anything for him. We then went to the Caledonian Canal to look at the locks. When we were satisfied with that we drove via Inverloch Castle and then into the town centre “High Streetâ€?. Dinner and Whisky tastingThere were plenty of souvenir shops, so Terese was happy and there were plenty of Whisky shops to keep Patrik happy. Patrik bought an Old Ballantrau. which he later discovered was recommended by “The Whisky Magazineâ€?, great happiness. After our shopping and a coffee we drove back to the camping site and had dinner. Patrik decided after dinner to climb part of Ben Nevis. He was gone an hour and climbed quite a bit up the mountain which take approximately 5-6 hours to climb. We then posted our postcards and planned the following days journey. To Oban, Glencoe, Islay, Stirling etc.