Monday, 30 July 2007

Day 3 - Beauly to Fort William

18th July

Grey and overcast to begin with, but the sun finally came out and it became warm.

The road to Fort William followed the western shore of Loch Ness and Loch Lochy, where the boys jumped off their bikes to skim stones across the water.

We passed the Caledonian Canal, which links Loch Ness with Loch Linnhe, at Fort Augustus, and by the time we reached Spean Bridge which boasts the Commando memorial, we were all in full sunshine. Ben Nevis, standing above the Lochy Holiday Park campsite, stood clear of cloud.

We recommend the Lochy Holiday Park at Fort William. Good, well-organised facilities.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Ah, those lock gates1 The scene, during an Easter holiday on the Callie, of that infamous moment when my Dad, steering an unfamiliar twin-engined boat, hit the gates in a strong gale and precipitated Mother down the fo'c'stle steps. She, on breaking a shoulder and severing an ear, was ambulanced to Inverness for hospital treatment. I put the boat at full speed up Loch Ness and nearly capsized turning across the swell to put ashore.