Aug 19, 2017 - Lord of the Glens
We woke up to a morning in Tobermory—one of the prettiest places on our trip. The multi-coloured houses put you in a great mood as soon as you see them. Which is why some of us decided to go for a wee walk around the town, with some shopping along the way.
Those that felt energetic joined Brian Copland, the ship manager; Jim Richardson, National Geographic Photographer; and Emily Mount, photo instructor for a hike along the bay and to the waterfalls at Aros Park. Those of us that are more history and/or garden orientated joined Konia Tack, Cultural Specialist, on a tour of the town.
During and after lunch we sailed north past the most westerly point on the British mainland, Ardnamurchan Point. Some of us kept a lookout for seabirds and dolphins (we were rewarded!) and for others, the movement of the ship called for a rest.
Due to the weather conditions we couldn’t land on the island of Eigg, but once we got to Inverie on the Knoydort Peninsula, the sun came out, highlighting this beauty spot. Verdant nature enticed many of us for a stroll, some joined Konia for a wee hike and for some of us the lure of the remotest pub on the British Mainland was too much of a temptation.
Before dinner Carol Knott, historian and expedition leader, did a presentation on the land and people of the western seaboard, explaining the idea of community buy-outs like here on Knoydart. After dinner we were treated to a lovely sunset, watched by us either from the pub or from the local community hall were musicians got locals and visitors tapping their feet.
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