Ah Inverness! Ah Caledonia!

Nowhere else in our travels have we felt so at home.

We had one of our favorite stays ever in Inverness.  So much history, character, and scenery. Such a wonderful stay in a beautiful flat. Such a friendly, and bike-friendly town.  We spent 4 wonderful days exploring the area and felt it wasn’t nearly long enough. 

One day was a bike ride to the Culloden Battlefield. A very moving experience. And a terrible reminder of the brutality of British practices to extend the empire. Both at the battle where nearly all the 1500 people who died were clansmen, and in the aftermath when they, hunted, murdered, starved and deported surviving clan families during the “clearances”.

We spent many happy hours along the Ness River and the Caledonian Canal/Great Glen Way.  The Great Glen Way is a mostly mountain bike trail that extends the entire length of the Great Glen from Inverness to Ft William. 

The white sailboat in a few pictures is called the Vagabond. We encountered them multiple times as we progressed down the canal and talked to them at the locks.  They are Danish and sailed from  Denmark on their way to New Zealand! A young couple with a 10 year old girl.  More on our journey down the Caledonian Canal in the next post. 

We hope to have a chance to return to Inverness sometime.


Inverness Castle

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