We dreaded leaving our new found treasure, but we had decided that it was time some more Scottish gems. We are discovering Scotland and you can’t do that in just one place. But we will return at some time we really will.
We did not leave just like that We first had a nice chat with the new guests in our B&B and sent them to Shilasdair. It was so nice that we both almost forgot to head out. On the way off the island we went to the Tallisker distillery. Tallisker is a whisky that SO can appreciate, though not his first choice. We toured the distillery and we were impressed by the knowledge of our guide and what we saw. It was very busy. Most likely there was an increase of tourists as it was day when there was somewhat of a torrential downpour. Many people decided it was a good place to be indoors, and investigate, as hiking was totally out of the question. Swimming on the other hand without leaving land may have been an option. SO bought himself a nice bottle of Tallisker distiller’s edition and I bought a T-shirt with the Tallisker coordinates on the sleeve. Just love the geekiness of it.
Once we left the island we headed toward Inverness. The trip was beautiful but also wet, very very wet. The rain came down but you could not see it. It was a rain curtain and really the only reason one saw that gravity had anything to do with it was because of the breaking of the water on the ground. Yet at the same time it was very pretty to see the highlands at its wettest. Very impressive.
By the time we reached Loch Ness the weather was breaking and slowly the light was coming though. The surrounds also changed. It became friendlier, greener and opener. As we drove along the Loch there was also an increase in traffic and people. Of course at the Loch Ness centre there was a tourist central happening but it was OK. Besides we’ll be one of them in the next few days.
We got to Inverness and visit scotland swiftly managed to get us a room for three nights near the town centre. The day was closed with dinner at a pizzeria. So nice to have pasta again 🙂 So over the next few days we’ll be investigating this northern city.