We were awake before 7:00 and on the road by 9:20. The roads are narrow and windy for the most part but easy to navigate. Just after Shieldaig Loch we took the scenic coastal route to Applecross. We bought smoked salmon at the Applecross Smokehouse which we had for lunch.
At Lochcarron we stopped for a half pint of local ale. Dave had the Golden Cow and I chose Red Cow. This is a family run hotel. Our picnic lunch was at South Strome and shortly after that we turned onto the A87, the same road we took when we left Skye.
We stopped our driving for the day at Fort Augustus and checked into the Lovat Hotel. We took a walk along the Caledonian Canal before having drinks at The Lock Inn.