For the last day of our trip, we spent a little more time on the Isle before heading to the mainland. We visited the Eilen Donan castle and Loch Ness, stopped in the city of Pitlochery (where I got some of the best fries/chips I’ve ever had!), saw a WWII memorial for Scottish soldiers and enjoyed more of the scenic views on the way back to Edinburgh. Ross played some more contemporary Scottish music and some Jack Johnson. I was hoping he’d put on some Paolo Nutini but it didn’t happen. Oh well! Paolo’s from Paisley, Scotland and we didn’t quite make it there.
And then it was over. The weekend went by so quickly. I had a wonderful time and I hope to make it back to Scotland sooner than later. There’s so much unspoiled nature, so much variation in landscape, so few major roads that it seems like a great place to get away from urban life for a week or so. And all of the locals were extremely helpful and friendly. Man, I’m gonna miss Portree!
Now I have to nurse this cough I’ve had for 11 days. 😦