It was already time for us to leave the enchanted Isle of Skye and drove deeper into the Scottish Highlands. A lot of driving was planned that day and the weather was not that bad so it was a pleasant road trip.
Unexpectedly, we drove past a pasture with plenty of highland cows. They were so close to the fences that we had to stop to take a few pictures. With the mountain backdrop, it was really iconic. It’s always when you don’t search for them that you see them 😀
We passed close to Loch Carron, which is a sea Loch, and the views were really gorgeous as well. A bit further away, we stopped in Cam-Alltand and had food in Carron Restaurant. It was very fresh and delicious.
Applecross Peninsula was our next destination. We drove on what’s considered as one of Scotland’s most notoriously treacherous roads, through the Bealach na Ba (also known as Pass of the Cattle). It was very windy up there and we could see from miles away, and the road was indeed very steep and narrow at some places.
We then followed the road towards Ullapool, passed in front of Beinn Eighe, one of the great Torridon peaks and the scenery was just amazing !!! The weather was changing quickly, from menacing clouds to blue sky but we managed to avoid the rain !
We decided to treat ourselves to a very good fish restaurant in Ullapool and we chose the Arch Inn. Everything was amazing, the fish was simply so fresh and delicious.
We slept in Ullapool that night.