North Coast 500 – NC500 – Day 02 – Inverarnon to Edinbane

After a lovely breakfast at the Drovers it was time to head north to Glencoe. This is a well travelled route so not much to report here. We did stop at the Loch Tulla Viewpoint. I had not checked the settings on the camera before taking the first shot of the day – but it did end up being one of my favourite shots.

After passing through Glencoe …

…we heading on towards Glenfinnan, another first for me. This is the location of the “famous” “Harry Potter” bridge. For me – I was nor impressed by the Glenfinnan monument and the stunning views down Loch Shiel.

(I have since straightened the horizon on my local copy)

From here we were under a bit of time pressure as we were booked to be on the ferry from Mallaig to Skye. This did not stop us from heading along the scenic route – taking in the spectacular Morar Sands. This is definitely on the list for a more leisurely visit.

Before boarding the ferry from Mallaig to Armadale on Skye we sampled the fantastic (made to order) Cullen Skink soup from the cafe just at the Zebra crossing just outside the ferry terminal.

After the smooth crossing we headed north – popping in to the Tallisker distillery. We had missed the last tour of the day but the shop was still open so we stocked up on some essentials for the coming evenings! Completely unplanned but we spotted a sign for The Oyster Shed – which is literally a shed but sells fantastic oysters (and other seafood).

Time was marching on so it was time to head to our first overnight on Skye. This was where I fell foul of a frozen (phone based) satnav and missed my turning , ending up at Dunvegan Castle. They had no rooms free so we headed back to the planned route.

We stayed at the Edinbane Inn in Edinbane. This is where it really sunk in – Scotland has a great number of FANTASTIC places to eat !

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