Back on the Mainland

Departure from Stornoway with Caledonian MacBrayne

It was still raining when I left the B&B in Stornoway yesterday morning, but due to stop raining later in the day.

With a few hours left to kill before getting my ferry, I got in the car and went to visit the Gearrannan Blackhouse Village, a coastal crofting village which has a museum to visit and find out about the traditional Outer Hebrides way of life.

Gearrannan Blackhouse Village

Afterwards, and with the rain having stopped, I drove back to Great Bernera to go back to Bostadh (Bosta) beach, which I stopped at a couple of days ago. It wasn’t Sunny but the weather was good enough I could sit down and enjoy the beach before the long drive back.

My ferry left Stornoway on time at 15:30 and took a little more than 2 hours to cross back to the mainland, arriving at Ullapool in the Scottish Highlands.

Arrival at Ullapool

My destination for the night was the City of Perth, a fair drive! Shortly before going past Inverness I stopped off in the spa town of Strathpeffer and I walked up to the Eagle Stone. From there it was another 2 and a half hour drive to Perth, on the A9 road which goes through Cairngorms National Park. The best part of 120 miles without much in the way of traffic and I did the whole journey from Strathpeffer to Perth without stopping. Would have been quite a scenic drive had it not been dark…

The Eagle Stone, Strathpeffer
The spa town of Strathpeffer

Today, I leave Scotland. I’m driving back down South and crossing the border back in to England.


Fred Hart

Stock Controller and Radio Presenter/Producer

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