Today we finalized the last of our plans for our spring break trip to Ireland in March. I am determined to get the pictures of our trip to Scotland up BEFORE we leave! Ideally that would include the week in Iceland as well….but considering our recent trips to Australia, Italy and Slovenia are still (mostly) not yet done – I will take what I can get! If you have not read our adventures to this point of the trip, you can do that by clicking here.
After our morning hike to see the “Harry Potter” aquaduct in Glenfinnan we stopped off at Fort William for a warm pub lunch.
We had considered taking a ski lift to the highest point in Fort William and a couple of other outdoor activities, but the weather was a bit cloudy. We were heading to Glen Coe for the night. We decided to go ahead and head to our hotel and maybe see what there was to do in the area and on the way.
It turns out that the town where the hotel was was very tiny and had mostly places to stay for those hiking in the Glen Coe area. But when we make plans when we travel we keep a list of things that we can maybe fit in if weather or other plans change. Oban is a sea town that we had taken out, but by the time we got to Glen Coe (in true Scottish fashion) the weather had cleared. So we decided to drive to the coast for dinner and stop at some sights along the way.
Our first quick stop along the way was in Portnacroish at Castle Stalker.
If you are there during the warmer months, you can take a boat out and do a tour of the castle. It is one of the ones that I would have liked to have been able to have seen while open.
The castle is located on an islet off an inlet – just a little bit of water around!
Just outside of Oban we stopped for a few minutes at Dunstaffnage and Gylen. Again, neither were open, but it was getting a bit late. We had just enough time to walk the grounds and get some nice pictures.
Fishing boats were making their way in to the docks.
I have not done anything with the pictures, they are all just straight from the camera. No special settings or filters. Just a Scottish Sunset.
Just before it went dark – the purples, pinks and yellows all seemed to converge at the same time.