DURNESS TO GAIRLOCH

Wednesday, July 4.

Awoke this morning to clear skies, no fog to be seen, and wow what a view. We knew we were close to the sea, but this was a surprise.

Durness is the furthest northwest location on our trip. We now turn south and head down the rugged west coast. One thing to notice is the narrowness of the roads, one lane with the occasional passing bay.

Yes, now and then you will pass a coach.

Then you meet these, no where to go. You just need to sit and wait.

Scenery is amazing. Soaring, rugged mountains surrounded by stunning lochs.

Luxury, divided road.

More stunning scenery.

Pulled off to look at the Kylesku Bridge to enjoy the views.

Left turn here. Road to right is unsuitable for Motorhome and caravans. Pity, Harry and Julie’s, (Nettleton), new holiday house to the right.

Stopped of to look at Calda House and Ardvreck Castle.

Rock builders have been here.

Yes it was a tad windy.

Someone has to work.

Next stop Corrieshalloch Gorge.

A real swinging bridge.

More mountains, more lochs.

A quick stop at the Russian Arctic Convoy Centre. These were merchant navy ships which carried supplies from Scotland to Russia.

Photo shows the summer and winter routes taken.

List of the supplies carried.

This little Scottie dog was made by a Rennie Greenwood in 1943.

The British navy sailing out of Aultbea on Loch Ewe sank the German warship Tirpitz.

Pulled into Gairloch for the night after a long day. Five and a half hours to travel 120 miles.

Looking across Loch Gairloch.

Local pub for dinner and bed.

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