Alan served us a very nice breakfast.
Bo and Peggy planned to rent bicycles, and explore Glencoe, while Patty and I took a taxi back to Inveroran to start our 10-mile hike to the village of Kingshouse. This section is supposed to be the ‘wildest’ part of the trail, with no services or shelter available as you cross the Rannoch Moor. So we prepared by stopping off at the Inveroran Hotel, where we bought a couple of sandwiches to take with us.
Fields of heather, which must be beautiful when it is blooming in September.
The photo below shows the ruins of Ba Cottage, which is just a little ways off the trail.
Cairn at the summit, with grand views of Rannoch Moor., the largest uninhabited wilderness in Britain (50 miles square).
After we reached Kingshouse, no sooner had we ordered a pint, a pinot, and a ‘scone with cream and jam’, than Patty noticed that Raymond, our taxi driver/tour guide, was parked outside, waiting to pick up a fare. Within 30 minutes he was back to give us a ride back to the Ardno House at Ballachulish.
This day would have been my only opportunity to climb Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the U.K. Where that would have been an individual achievement, this day was a shared experience.