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Picture of the Crinan Canal Picture of my car at the Clan MacDuff HotelAfter an uneventful ferry crossing from Islay back to Kennacraig we started to drive north. We took a short detour at the Crinan Canal, where we had lunch overlooking the Dunardry locks. Later in the afternoon we arrived in Fort William, where we had a reservation at the Clan MacDuff Hotel. Dinner was at The Grog & Gruel with some locally brewed ale.
Picture of my mother in Glen NevisPicture of the gorgeThe next morning we got up quite early, as we had a full program for the day. Our first stop was Glen Nevis, the glen around Ben Nevis. The weather wasn't very good with occasional drizzle but we decided to take the walk through Glen Nevis Gorge to Steall Meadows anyway. From the car park at the end of the road in Glen Nevis the path leads through the woods to the narrow Nevis Gorge where River Nevis flows over huge bolders. At this time of the year there wasn't much water, it must be amazing during spring when there's more water.
Picture of me with Steall waterfall in the backgroundPicture of Steall Meadows with the Water of NevisHaving passed the gorge the glen opens into a beautiful meadows, Steall Meadows with the 110m high Steall Waterfall. When we arrived at the meadows the drizzle eased off and we were able to enjoy some very nice views over to the waterfall and through this part of Glen Nevis. We continued along the Water of Nevis for a while before turning back and returning to the car park after a very nice walk. Our next destination was Strontian at the top of Loch Sunart. We drove along Loch Linnhe on the Ardgour side, near Clovullin we had a nice view over to Loch Leven and Glen Coe.
Picture of a view over Loch Linnhe Picture of Loch Sunart
Picture of a cat on the roof of my car Through Glen Tarbert we made our way into Sunart and to Strontian, where we had a reservation at Kinloch House (Tel +44-1967-402138). From Kinloch House we had a nice view over Loch Sunart, where one of the cats wanted to say hello to the new guests. The two cats at Kinloch House are probably the most curious cats I've ever seen, it's quite difficult to stop them from climbing into the car to investigate what the new guests brought. They also seem to be interested in what you take with you when you leave, so we checked twice before we left the next morning that we didn't take any of them with us...
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