Our last Wednesday off started with a bus ride into Gairloch to the harbour. The bus driver was a gent, he dropped us where we wanted and told us that on the return route he would pick us up and drop us off wherever we wanted (along the route), all we had to do was flag him down. Not only that, as we were wandering around Strath he came past and stopped just in case we wanted picking up! How refreshing is that?!
Angela waiting for the bus outside Inverewe Gardens
Within Gairloch there is a village called Strath that has been our little metropolis while we’ve been here but we’ve never wandered round it, just rode in, got our provisions and left.
So, we decided to get the bus in and wander round the harbour, go for some lunch , walk into the village down the back roads and just take in the views along the shore. We came across a vintage car rally called the Heritage Endurance Rallying Organisation (HERO) and managed to take a few pictures of the cars taking place.
Along the harbour the fishermen were busy repairing their nets and seafood was for sale alongside the pier.
We left the harbour to walk along the beaches back into Strath and were blessed with magnificent views across to the Isle of Skye. As the day was drawing to a close the sun’s rays were making the loch water shimmer and we were reminded again just how much we’re going to miss this place.
While we waited for the bus, we treated each other to a pint of ‘Belhaven Best’ and looked out over Gairloch.