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Most of my friends and colleagues don't ask me any more where I go on holiday, they know it will be Scotland (and some of it on Islay) anyway. After WalkIslay 2006 in April I returned to Scotland for two weeks in August 2006. My two main destinations were Wester Ross and the Isle of Islay, read the details in the following travelogue:
Picture of a view over a river, an old bridge in the distance Dunkeld, on the Way North
Arriving in Scotland, driving north, stopping in Dunkeld for a nice walk along the River Tay.
Picture of a walker on a hill, other hills in the background Ben Macdui
Hillwalking in the Cairngorms, including reaching the summit of Ben Macdui (1309m), Scotland's second highest Munro. Also:
Picture of a waterfall, a bridge crossing the river in front of it Travelling to Wester Ross
On the way from Carrbridge to Kinlochewe, watching dolphins and waterfalls. Also:
Picture of a beach under a cloudy sky Gairloch - Wester Ross
A rainy start to my time in Wester Ross with a visit to Gairloch and Rubha Rèidh.
Picture of a view over a sea loch, rain moving in Torridon - Wester Ross
Another rainy day in Wester Ross with a quick visit to Torridon.
Picture of a path along a loch, rain coming in Slattadale - Wester Ross
A third rainy day with a short walk along Loch Maree in Slattaday. Also:
Picture of a trig point in the clouds Slioch - Wester Ross
The second Munro of this holiday, Slioch (981m). A very nice walk despite a lot of clouds. Also:
Picture of a mountain ridge with some low clouds Beinn Eighe (East) - Wester Ross
While I didn't make it to the Munro summits I still had a nice walk on the eastern flank of Beinn Eighe, one of the Torridon Mountains. Also:
Picture of a castle on a small island On the way to Islay
Driving from Kinlochewe to Tarbert, on the way to Islay.
Picture of a ship entering a harbour, seen from the ship Arrival on Islay
Arrival on Islay, visiting Port Ellen with its two bays. Also:
Picture of a distillery on the shore in the late afternoon sun Islay's Southern Distilleries
A visit to Laphroaig, Lagavulin and Ardbeg, the three distilleries in the south of Islay. Also:
Picture of rolling hills in the evening sun, the ocean in the distance Evening at Kilchoman
After a fairly grey day a nice evening at Kilchoman. Also:
Picture of a coastal village on a sunny calm morning A Morning in Port Charlotte, Islay
A walk through and around Port Charlotte on a beautiful sunny morning. Also:
Picture of a shoreline with a disused slate quarry An afternoon at Kilchiaran Bay, Islay
A cloudy but still nice afternoon at Kilchiaran, visiting the old chapel and taking a look at the disused quarry. Also:
Picture of a beautiful sandy bay (Lossit Bay) Lossit Bay and the Rhinns of Islay
A cloudy start which developed into an amazing sunny day, visiting the beautiful Lossit Bay and walking north along the coast with fantastic views over the Rhinns of Islay. Also:
Picture of a square with cars and houses in a small village Morning in Bridgend, Islay
Walking around Bridgend and through Bridgend Woods with visits to the Campbell Monument and Islay House Square
Picture of the ruins of an old settlement on a small island in a loch (lake) Finlaggan, Caol Ila and The Strand, Islay
A whirlwind afternoon with visits to several places on Islay, mostly in the north. Finlaggan, Caol Ila, Port Askaig and The Strand were the stations for the afternoon.
Picture of a small harbour and ferry terminal seen from the departing ferry Departure from Islay
Leaving Islay. Some sad but still nice back views from the ferry. Then travelling home through Argyll. Also:
If you are interested in more information about Islay, Colonsay and Jura you might also be interested in my Isle of Islay, a visit to the beautiful island off the west coast of Scotland pages. There you will find many more pictures and further information about Islay, Jura and Colonsay.