Britain 09 - Day 27
From Ullapool we had a long day planned, driving down through Scotland, through Edinburgh and on to Carlisle. With stops for sightseeing, and an hour looking over the old cemetery at Inverkeithing this proved to be a very long day. It was not helped by roadworks on the M6 near Carlisle, ending up with us missing the exit for the hotel and having to go another 20 miles further on for the next exit to turn around and come back.
The Corrieshalloch Gorge and the Falls of Measach
The sun rose early over Ullapool with a nice red sky, but breakfast was not available for another hour or so. Later, we drove south along the shores of loch Broom, then climbed up to the Correshalloch Gorge. The sunrise lived up to its promise of an overcast day but the autumn colours and the waterfalls in the gorge were still a spectacular sight.
Loch Ness, Inverkeithing and Carlisle
We drove down through Scotland in indifferent weather, often low cloud and occasional showers. We detoured off the A835 onto the A82 to catch a glimpse of Loch Ness (no monsters on show that day) then on towards Edinburgh on the A9 and the bridge over the Firth of Forth. Just north of the bridge lies the small town of Inverkeithing, where several generations of my HUTCHISON ancestors lived. One of these worked as the stoker on the Queensferry Ferry, the only means of crossing the Firth before the bridge was built. We drove through the town and eventually found the small cemetery that lies between the railway and the M90. From there we headed across to the M6 and down to Carlisle.
Last updated: 26/06/2017