No vacation without the sea. Of course, Of course, I also wanted in Scotland to the coast, at least for a moment. It has become a whole afternoon and the planned visit of the Fairy Glen Waterfalls must now wait until the next trip. The rock formations on this beach section are impressive. On one side the sea, on the other hand the broom green hills full of bluebells and yellow gorses and broom. There are caves to explore, but because the weather was so great, we have dispensed with an exploration of the caves. In good weather you can see Fort George on the opposite side.I took most of my Photos at this Beach.
Rosemarkie Beach /Black Isle
Rosemarkie lies a quarter of a mile east of the town of Fortrose. The pair make up the Royal Burgh Of Fortrose and Rosemarkie, situated either side of the Chanonry Ness promontory, about twelve miles north-east of Inverness. Rosemarkie fronts on a wide, picturesque bay, with views of Fort George and the Moray coastline across the Moray Firth. Rosemarkie has one of the finest beaches on the Moray Firth Coast Line. At the southern end of the beach is Chanonry Point, reputed to be the best location on the United Kingdom mainland from which to seedolphins.
On Our Way back to Onverness we enjoyed the wonderful Landscape around Rosemarkie
On Monday morning we wanted to the Foyer (and from there hiking back to Dores) but we missed our bus. Since we did not want to spend 2 Hours at a bus stop, we changed our plan spontaneously. Since the Hike from Foyer to Dores should actually be part of My Peak Challenge 2016 ( a charity event for bloodwise uk, by an idea of Sam Heughan) we had to hike 15 miles that day at least. We followed first the River Ness, followed parts of the Great Glen Way and from there to the Caledonia Canal along to Dochgarroch and back again. Scenic impressive and with good weather we didnt noticed how the time passed. Gladly we would continue hiking to Lochends but from Dochgarroch only the A82 leads over the last few miles to Loch Ness. For hikers there is only the way back to the Great Glen Way and we had not more time on this day because we took many photos and so we need much longer for this trip then with just hiking. Back and forth it was a good 15 miles. So we have achieved the goal for the day.
Along the Caledonian Canal and River Ness between Inverness and Dochgarroch
The Caledonian Canal connects the Scottish east coast at Inverness with the west coast at Corpach near Fort William in Scotland. The canal was constructed in the early nineteenth century by Scottish engineer Thomas Telford, and is a sister canal of the Göta Canal in Sweden, also constructed by Telford.The canal runs some 60 miles (97 km) from northeast to southwest.