Friday, June 14, 2013
The main purpose for visiting Inverness, the capitol of Scotland's highlands, is (of course) to see Loch Ness. With three nights in this lovely city, we spent one day on a Jacobite Boat Cruise of the loch and the second day we visited a Speyside whisky distillery, Cragganmore, as well as Culloden Battlefield, and Macbeth-famous Cawdor Castle.
We didn't spot Nessie on the boat's sonar scanner, but I didn't see her 6 years ago either, and I was considerably more liquored up then. This time around I was afflicted with an intense sinus cold, but apparently not enough to affect my monster-radar-senses!
Inverness is a lovely, walkable city, with a pretty active live music scene on Friday nights (we couldn't find a pub that didn't have a band or two playing). We ended up at Johnny Foxes most nights, simply because it was still open.
On our way back to Edinburgh, we made a lunch stop at Stirling, with some of the clearest weather. I love being able to see clouds' shadows on a valley!