Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Day 9 - Poolewe to Ullapool

Wednesday 8th June
The day started cloudy but dry and after breakfast outside and Button's morning constitutional we packed up and left for Ullapool. Once again the views along the coast road were excellent and the sun broke through the cloud occasionally.
We stopped for a coffee near Gruinard Bay and were able to take a short walk up a glen where we saw some orchids and a frog.
The glen near Gruinard Bay

The frog (actually I think it's a toad!)

Lesser Butterfly Orchid (I think)

We drove on past Little Loch Broom and over the pass from the Dundonnel Glen to the Lael Forest. We stopped at a picnic area at Lael Forest Garden – the most northerly arboretum in Britain. We had a picnic lunch before taking a pleasant stroll through the arboretum.
Waterfall at Lael Forest Garden

Lyn and Button walking in Lael Forest

The three of us

It was only a short drive from there to Ullapool where we stocked up on supplies before heading to the camp site at Ullapool Point. We had a walk through the town and saw the Stornaway ferry arrive. Later I took some photos of the ferry leaving on its return trip to Stornaway. As there is an Indian restaurant next to the site we decided to visit it for our evening meal.
The front at Ullapool

Stornaway ferry departing
Ullapool sunset

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