After the visit to the hostel proprietor’s garden, went to wait for the bus to Fort William by the pier. Sat in the sun to the sounds of a bagpipe ensemble performed by students that gathered much enthusiastic applause.
The road from Oban to Fort William is lovely, venturing further into the Highlands.
Reached Fort William in the afternoon, and after a quick bite, went for a good walk along Loch Linhe all the way to Corpach to catch a view of Ben Nevis. The walk is lovely (yes, I’m running out of adjectives to describe indescribable beauty) and was alone for the most part, except for some dog walkers, occasional angler and camper who is lazing by the loch. Then, walked further up to Banavie where Neptune’s Staircase is located on the Caledonian Canal. Essentially this is a series of 8 locks to move boats from one end of the canal to another, and is apparently the longest in the UK. From there caught a bus back to Fort William.
Turned out to be a great afternoon after all in spite of weather forecast.