Last day in Fort William. Another dry, sunny day for Ben Nevis

16 Oct

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According to the Captain of the boat trip we took from Fort William on Loch Linnhe, the mountain behind the town, Ben Nevis, sees 340 days of cloud, mist and rain each year ! Above is a rare photograph of this well known monster in full sun. The educated commentary we got onboard made the trip special. The boat was full of foreign tourists from USA., Japan, China , Spain, Germany and France.

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Salmon farming is a huge business in Scotland, employing many people and producing superb fish. The fish restaurant on the docking pier was so busy that we could not get a table for four plus baby when we visited. There was a long wait to get seated.

fw-view-to-loch     This is the view, down to Loch Linnhe from the end of Fort William High Street. It is two decades since I was last there. On business with a colleague, heading ultimately up to Inverness , we “drank ourselves” a tee shirt each in the cellar bar on the High Street. I think it was a promotion for Drambuie but we went the extra mile and drank the required measures as Rusty Nails. A cocktail of Drambuie and Whisky. Oh, what a night………………………….

We enjoyed our time in Fort William. I will be talking about camper vans, stealth camping and adventure motor homes in forthcoming posts about the next stages of the journey to Mallaig and then the stunning, awesome, beautiful and welcoming Isle of Skye! Promise to get back on track with the Blog!

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