For our final full day in Scotland, we headed to Loch Carron, where we found the ruined 15th century Strome Castle. This area, now deserted apart from the odd tourist, was once a thriving town with a ferry port.
The following day, it was time for our homeward journey. We drove to the Beinn Eighe Visitor Centre for a final short walk, somehow avoiding the imminent rain and even getting some blue skies.
As the rains came, we were in the car on the way to Achnasheen for a light lunch at the warm and welcoming Midge Bite café.
After some appropriate hugs, Cath headed to her ferry port and Helene and I took a train to Inverness, from where our sleeper train would take us home.
I’d not seen Inverness for many years. It was a brighter place — the cavernous Leakey’s Bookshop being one of the highlights.
There were no delays to our train home. It was time to say goodbye to what had been a wonderful holiday in one of the most beautiful places in the world.