Anyway, first up I had to take a pic of the rather nice view from our hotel room (Premier Inn, Inverness West, if anyone's interested).
That first afternoon we took a quick ride down the road to see Loch Ness, and here it is in all its moody glory.
Day two and after studying the map (I'm the map geek of the family) we realised that a trip across the mountains to the west coast was not at all out of the question. Good decision, fabulous views all the way. This is Loch Glascarnoch.
Moody skies and dark hills all around...
Further along the road, Loch Droma.
More stunning mountain views.
Loch Broom with Ullapool in the distance.
Ullapool itself. I rather liked this quiet, unassuming town. Quite isolated but with *such* a gorgeous setting.
The view up the loch from Ullapool towards the Atlantic.
Moody Loch Broom.
These next two photos fit together. They show the coastal view over Little Loch Broom towards Loch Broom (where we'd been that morning) with tiny islands. A quintessential coastal Scottish view I think. The rain had set in and it was looking very atmospheric.
So that was our first glorious day and that's enough for this post. More soon.