Monday, October 29, 2007

Ardnamurchan; the best of the West Coast

They passed the Corran lighthouse on the way to Ardnamurchan. Lovely couple.

We got on really well, and were particularly lucky with the weather. The last three days were dry and there were only intermittent showers on the first three.
We mainly explored around the area and spent a few days in and around Fort William. We took up one of your suggestions to go to Ardnamurchan Point which we really enjoyed and was the highlight of our trip (and also the best weather!).

We did the Gondolas in Fort William which was also good, did a a couple of museums (the West Highland and the Clan Cameron), explored the coast between Kentallen and Oban (we followed your advice on getting to Tralee beach to the letter - and would never have found it if you hadn't explained how!), visited the 12th century priory and had a good day in Glen Nevis.
We had also wanted to visit Staffa and Mull but didn't seem to get round to it. It was the last week they were running the Staffa trip we wanted to do and it was too windy when we first tried to do it, so after one failed attempt we decided to abandon it and just stay mostly more local.
We also didn't really explore Glen Coe and when we were leaving we realised how spectacular it was and wished we had spent some time there.
When we were driving up, I think we were concentrating too much on traffic and where we were going to notice! Your cottage was very cosy and well located for what we wanted to do so it was great. I think we would like to visit again in future as there are definitely places that we didn't get round to visiting.

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