Driving through the Highlands I decided to stop off and visit Loch Lomond. Loch Lomond is always a beautiful Loch in Scotland, I was so tired with the driving and coming down with Laryngitis that I didn’t get to take a trip this time on Loch Lomond, maybe next time.
I decided to take a trip across to Corpach (Scottish Gaelic: A’ Chorpaich) which is a large village just north of Fort William in Scotland. Back in 1478 there was a battle at Corpach that saw Clan Cameron rout Clan MacLean.
Corpach has a lock and a loch (well what us British would call a lock), e.g. a canal way with various lock gates, but it also is on the edge of Lochaber with spectacular views of Ben Nevis.
Ben Nevis is the highest mountain in the British Isles, and is located at the western end of the Grampian Mountains in the Lochaber area of the Scottish Highlands, close to the town of Fort William.
Carrying on my photographic tour, I visited a place called Ballachulish which is past Glencoe in the Highlands in Scotland. The name Ballachulish comes from the Gaelic name for “Village of the Narrows”. The beautiful loch that flows through Ballachulish is called Loch Leven.
The largest settlement carrying the name of Ballachulish lies on the south side of Loch Leven, a mile or so west of the village of Glencoe. This started life as Laroch in the 1500s.
The first photo below is from the head of Kinlochleven just heading out of Glencoe town before reaching Ballachulish.
The next photos were from Ballachulish.
I decided to spend a couple of days in the Highlands again, call it my home coming that I do each year. The weather was probably the best weather I’ve seen in almost 6 years. I don’t live anywhere close to Scotland, in-fact I live about 500 miles away so I don’t visit the Highlands all that often, once maybe twice a year. Having spectacular weather is kind of strange for Scotland because you can get four seasons in a day.