We left our magical town of Plockton today. In our two days of touring the Isle of Skye I've yet to see a town sweeter than this one. Tucked down deep at the base of tree covered hills, and only accessed by a long, winding, single-lane road, this tiny village took good care of us on our first days in Scotland. But before departing, we had to take a seal tour with famed local, Calum.
Calum knew right away that we came from seal country. I'd actually wondered if we even need to do this one hour tour, considering seals are nothing really new to us. Thankfully my OCD to try a little bit of everything overruled, because it was a great morning. Callum was welcoming and entertaining, and we got to see lots of wildlife and chat with Scots on holiday.
After our harbor tour, we jumped in the car and headed towards Fort Williams, with plans to hit up our first castle, Eilean Donan. But before we could even get to our first stop, we had to pull over and let the big kid do a little catch and release. The kid can't pass a river without begging to get out and fish it. It makes it really hard to get anywhere in Scotland because there are A LOT of rivers!
Eilean Donan Castle. A great spot, privately owned by the family who restored it one-hundred years ago. Sadly for me, no pictures were allowed inside, because it was fully furnished and absolutely exquisite!
More road-side fishing!
We finally made it to Fort Williams just in time for our dinner reservation at Crannog. We started with fish cakes, mussels and a crab tart, followed by pistachio crusted hake for the little kids and scallops with pork belly and black pudding for the adults. All of it was phenomenal! I was also in awe of all the art hanging on the wall of local life and history painted by the Fort William's retired art teacher, Alistair Smyth. Check him out!