Trip to Fort Wiliam
Today, myself and two guests (family) embarked on Day 1 of a seven day tour of Scotland. Weather was cloudy with intermittent rain.
The route started Glasgow and proceeded as follows:
- First, a drive past of Giffnock Synagogue. Giffnock is the centre of Scotland's Jewish population.
- Next to Dunbarton Rock on the River Clyde. Famous for it's connection with the Kingdom of Strathclyde (1st millennium) and Mary, Queen of Scots (16th century)
- Next, through the upscale small town of Helensburgh, also on the Clyde, then on past Faslane Naval Base which is home to Britain's nuclear deterrent of Trident submarines.
- Next to Loch Lomond and a brief photo stop at Tarbet where we connected with a local fisherman.
Loch Lomond, Tarbet, on a wet morning
Loch Lomond, Tarbet, on a wet morning.
- Next, a refreshment stop at the 'Green Welly' at Tyndrum
- Next, across the desolate Rannoch Moor to the mountainous sightseeing region of Glencoe.
Clachaig Inn at Glencoe
- At Glencoe village we called in to view the monument recording a massacre of locals which occurred there in 1692 at hands of a unit of the British Army comprised of Campbells.
- Next, on to Fort William tracking the eastern bank of Loch Linnhe. On arrival we undertook a drive down Glen Nevis (a valley) where we encountered a small herd of Highland Cows and Lower Falls, a waterfall.
Video clip of Highland Cows
Highland Cows in Glen Nevis
Glen Nevis on an overcast day.
Lower Falls at Glen Nevis
- Finally, we checked into our lodgings at a Guest House in Fort William from where I am writing this.
Tomorrow, we move on to Mallaig and the Isle of Skye.