Plockton and giant safety pins

Duncraig CastleIt's a thriving metropolis, OK well for the highlands it's 1/2 dozen restaurants and pubs make this a major city especially after our 5 hour townless drive from Durness!

It's beautiful, in fact Kathy was convinced the backdrop was a film canvass painted in. When you stand on the harbour looking out it is hard to believe the view, I would try and describe it but they say a picture is worth a thousand words, so here are 2 thousand...

Duncraig Castle, dominates the bay. This was the subject of the BBC program 'The Dobsons of Duncraig' about the Nottinghamshire family who clubbed together to by and renovate the place.

the palm tree lined bay

There are plenty of B&Bs to choose from, they line the bay and all have great views. All over Scotland we have been treated to great hospitality and great food and for our three nights here we are booked into "The Plockton Gallery", Miriam (the proprietor extraordinaire) is hosting an exhibition during our stay so we ate our (fab) breakfast in the gallery surrounded by great art, with amazing views through the windows. Miriam, artist, art teacher, and queen of the Scottish breakfast entertains us with village life and points us in the right direction for galleries, shops walks, boat trips and restaurants. All in all, you won't go far wrong staying here AND you get a giant safety pin for good measure.

Plockton GalleryCallum's seal spotting boat trip is also worth an honourable mention. Callum's easy banter, the friendly atmosphere and almost gaurenteed seal spotting is an entertaining hour out on the water.

up close an personal

We also had drives out around the Wester Ross coastline and over to the Isle of Skye, blogs to follow...

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