27 June, 2014

Inverness, Day 2

After several samples of whisky last night, we made a plan.  It was time to cruise Loch Ness.  No real need to search for the monster, but we we were after good views and a relaxing start to our day.  The cruise went down the Caledonian Canal and into Loch Ness.  It's almost impossible to see in the photos but the water is the most amazing shade of inky black blue.  Apparently there is a lot of peat in the water which makes it very murky.  It's also about 275 feet deep and seems impossibly long.  You really have to see it to believe it. It was also unbelievably windy out on the water.

The big moment is coming up to Urquhart Castle from the loch.  It's still pretty amazing even from the water.

After the ride back, we decided to just wander around town a bit.  (and shop and drink)

At some point, we also decided we hadn't seen enough distilleries and we headed out to the Glen Ord and tried some Singleton.

And back in town, we walked along the river and across the bounciest suspension bridge I've ever been on.  Honestly, I wasn't sure we weren't going to get bounced off.

That was it for a very full day in Inverness.  We ended up at a place called the Hootenany for dinner.  It was lots of fun and delicious.  One more short day and we'll be all caught up!

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