A really wonderful day started. SO and I are in a a bit of a habit to get out early (a B&B does this) and usually are early people at the attraction of choice, which usually means good parking and few people. No change today to that.
There is no way around it. If you are in Inverness at the end of Loch Ness one has to visit Nessie, or at least something to do with the mythcal beastie. We chose one of the two tourist traps and really enjoyed it. It focussed on every angle and the possible situations but in the end it managed to explain a lot. After a cup of coffee we went for a geocache and found one nearby to walk. At one stage we were not sure to go left or right and I commented that a picture of the path map at the front would have been handy. Now that was a good idea when you already in the middle of the bush! It was not a hard walk and not very far but it was an interesting cache. Very inventive and fun to find. Note; the pictures do contain our geocache trail – if you want to go and find it, do not look at it 🙂
As it was still early we went to see Urquhart castle for a bit, but did not go in as we felt a bit castled out. So we then drove to Culloden. This is where the Jaccobite uprising was defeated. It was windy on the moor but the guide wonderful. The visitor centre was wonderful informative and multimedia. One part is where you stand in the middle of the room and you feel and see the battle raging around you through a film on all four walls. The highlanders are charging at you and you are surrounded by fighting. It is impressive and scary at the same time.
We drove to Inverness to have dinner and on our way back from the restaurant we heard a bagpipe and drummer playing from Inverness castle. So erie and yet so comfortable. It is how you imagine the pipes should be calling around the the area and being a beacone of life to others.
It was a full day, a happy day and now we are exhausted in bed watching the Great British Bake off. Yes there are more advantages to having a holiday in the British isles 🙂