Headed off at about 9 after hitching Luther(caravan) up, packing Gordon and making for the downtown lights of Fort William. The day was bright with sun and blue sky. It was the first time we had done this journey with good weather.Previous trips had been in rain, snow and blizzards. We stopped a few times on the way down to admire the scenery.
Passing Loch Garry on the way a Loch that’s fed by the river Garry. We drove along Loch Quoich before arriving in Fort William.
The campsite was surprisingly good and is situated at the base of Ben Nevis. We have decided to wait for a clear day before attempting the climb.
We decided to walk into Fort William and set off along the road we had driven in on. We were hoping to find a way across country to the town. We found a path which was part of the Highlands way. A long distance walk starting in Glasgow and ending in Fort William some 60 plus miles of path into the highlands. A helpful lady confirmed that if we followed her directions we would be able to get into town. What she omitted to say was that it was a serious hike up and over Cow hill.
We took a detour along a boardwalk to a Iocked artist studio called the outlander.
Onward to the summit of cow hill.
Then down to a frankly dull, grey and uninspiring town that is Fort William the largest town in the Highlands. We had lunch and a photo opportunity
Unfortunately the taxi journey was a little slow 🤓.
We decided to walk back along the road and The river Nevis to the camps pub and restaurant to watch the game.
We came across a sculpture that had something to do with curling? Possibly the site of an old curling rink.
We arrived at the pub in good time but unfortunately the football was not being shown. As it turns out probably just as well what with England winning and our adopted homeland being unceremoniously dumped out of the competition. So after a long day and a extended pub crawl ( which may explain the delayed entry ) to bed.