GPS Coordinates for Lidl Fort William 56.822035 -5.101851

Poured and poured with rain ..12 hours solid of torrential rain ..Cleared after keeping us awake with the pounding on Hetty’s roof half the night and the sun put his hat on …Breakfast for J of croissants courtesy of Mr Lidl as we had made use of his car park for a free over night stop over

Wandered Fort William after a sighting of the steam from the sleeper pulled by the engine called The Lancashire Fusilier

The Main area seems to be just the one street of shops mostly charity and ice cream parlours

We visited 6 of these charity shop coming out with 1 pair walking trousers for J ..1 pair of Water proof trousers for J and a warm hat for me to cover my ears ..

Back to Hetty with our booty and off to Inverness for fuel .. why Inverness you ask .. A bit out of the way .. Tesco is your answer .. cheaper fuel ..

To get there we went off piste ..on a B road ..Up and Up and Up and what a fabulous sun kissed drive

I had a word with Hetty as she has had it easy up till now on M Ways and A roads now an effort was expected of her Up and Up ..Over the hills..single track roads ..with passing places

This road was called General Wades military road linking garrison at Ruthven.. Fort George Fort Augustus and Fort William in the wake of The Jacobite rebellion 1715

We didn’t see more than a dozen cars but did see….

Two red Squirrels

6 Hen Pheasants

1 Eagle

A herd of deer

Mountain top Lochs

And wonderful autumnal colours .. orange bracken … golden trees ..just lovely

Off down into Inverness and Yes .. Rain

It’s ok as we have a full roast dinner planned and Search4sites Sights has come up with a quiet sleepyspot by the marina.. again not a soul to disturb us ..

GPS Coordinates for Inverness Marina 57.494711,-423207

Hettys overnight spot ….

Author: "Travels with Harry Hymer"

Me and Him and Hetty like adventures ..We spend most of our summers sailing Now a little elderly for big boat racing and have turned to Radio Controlled Yachting competing nationally and even internationally ..I have travelled to many countries in my other life BJ (before John)lots of Indian backpacking trips. Panning gold in the Yukon..Pacific island hopping ..Far east and so on ..John won't go to India but I managed to get him to Morocco and Sri Lanka but didn't expect a Tsunami.


  1. It has been raining virtually all day today, down here in Lane Bottom! Weather warnings abound and rumour has it that Kendal flooded earlier today. What a joy, to see red squirrels ….

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