We were going from Inverness to Balmacara, which gave us a few different options about how to get there. My choice was to take the A832, which followed the Highland Railway and the Dingwall and Skye Railway* for a great percentage of its length. I had been influenced by some stories about the view from the Loch Maree lookout, but I’m also a bit of a train nerd** (those of you who checked the first footnote or have followed my MHO series may already be aware).
Where we come from, water is a valuable commodity and is something to be hoarded. The idea of it lying around in bloody great lochs is incomprehensible. This tends to result in lots of watery photos. Here’s a selection.
Loch a’Chroisg on the A832 between Achnasheen and Kinlochewe, looking back towards Loch Achanalt
Just before Kinlochewe, the A896 swings south and passes deep through the highlands. This is a narrower, longer alternative to the main road. Sometimes it’s worth taking the road less travelled.
Ruined cottage near Coire Dubh.
If you’d like to see more, the slideshow for the trip is here.
** Similarly, one could claim the Pope is a little bit Catholic.