Awoke to a beautiful sunny day, nice change. Packed up dry and left site 1015hrs. Destination Fort William via A82, guide books say a beautiful route. They are not wrong we passed some wonderful scenery,
they have provided a lay by and view point for this. The weather remained kind and traffic was quiet so made a pleasant run.
Lots of peaks still had snow. We took a short lunch stop at Glencoe,
The site of the infamous massacre.
Then on to "Glen Nevis Holiday Park", where we arrived 1440hrs. Got ourselves set up on a nice pitch with a view of Ben Nevis from our rear window. There is a bar/restaurant just outside the site which we graced with our presence in the evening.
We had a delicious meal, only negative there was just too much on the plate. Walked back to Eevie at 2230hrs under a lovely full moon, climbed into bed with this view from the window.
How wonderful was that?
A dry but dull day day, so we decided to explore the area in Eevie. Secured our stuff and set off, first visit was the "Commando Memorial",
sited here because when they were formed in WWII, this was the area they did their training. The sad thing was to see all the recent additions from the Afghanistan war. Quite moving and brought a lump to my throat. Leaving there we headed for the the "Nevis Range" an area of ski slopes and for the non winter, mountain bike tracks. Had a coffee and cakes then took the cable car up the mountain.
At the top station is where all the downhill bike tracks start. There is a cafe and souvenir shop, but we didn't bother, just strolled round taking in the scenery.
Was well worth the visit. Returning to Eevie we headed back to Fort William, found parking space and had a look round. Quite a small town but with a good variety of shops, cafes, and pubs. We chose a cafe and had coffee. Before going back to the site we diverted to "Neptunes Staircase",
A set of locks on the Caledonian Canal which links Fort William with Inverness. There were quite a few yachts on the move and the locks were being operated by keepers. Returned to the site for a quiet evening, heading for the Isle of Skye tomorrow.