April 23, 1977, Sat. : cont. I then continued, strangely lonely, northward along A82 and 87.
I made a stop and walked through a pine forest to the shingle beach along Loch Lochy.
Then followed some locks,
with wide views from high up in the mountains; this is part of the large Glen Fault (and Glen Way)
Next beautiful Loch Duich, Inverinate and finally at 15:00 Kyle of Lochalsh, where I said hi to the two girls (Canada/Australia) who were now hitchhiking back.
|Here I did take the ferry - which goes every 10 minutes - to the Isle of Skye, mainly because of its fascinating
name and my preoccupation with islands.
(NOTE made in 2005: perhaps this day's lochs and island(s) inspired me to offer a course entitled Islands and Lakes several years later...)
|It was worth while, more sheep than tourists, primitive and similar in atmosphereto the Azores and St Pierre and Miquelon.
I bought woollen socks and souvenirs and took the ferry back at 16:00 at which time I decided to continue northward along A 890.
|I turned in at 21:30 at the end of a marvelous day!|
"Must come back to Scotland!" was my last thought . .
(before Nessie swallowed me).