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After a hearty breakfast at the Blair Villa, it was time to leave Oban and board the train further up north to Fort William. Another train ride I spent pressing my nose against the window to enjoy the stunning views! I could probably just spend days riding trains around Scotland (and the rest of the UK).

On my arrival in Fort William I was already greeted by a guy from Easydrive who not only arranged to have brought my car over earlier but also gave my a first little „tour“ of Ben Nevis and the other mountains. I must have looked a little bit shocked when his colleague arrived with my rental car – it was HUGE! Ok, maybe not huge but they had definitely had pumped me up from the small to a medium size, a super fancy Nissan Qashqai became my partner in crime for the next two days.

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While driving from Fort William to Mallaig I was passing by the Glenfinnan Viaduct and I had a short look and said hi!

Do you remember the old 20 Schilling note? Train viaducts seem to be a favorite motive for notes – have a look at the Scottish 10£ note.

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Next stop: Mallaig ferry terminal. Just in time for a quick tea and off to Skye we went!

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From Armadale it was just a short 7 miles drive to my Airbnb in Tarskavaig – but what a drive! A single track lane across the south part of Skye – from one coast to the other side – offering a first glimpse of the beauty of this island. I have no idea how often I said „Oh wie schön!“ during those two days – probably way too often!

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After being greeted by a little family of rabbits and my hosts I decided to do a quick supermarket run to the next town: Broadford – only a 30 minutes drive and as I slowly got the hang of using my left hand to change gear I could enjoy the surrounding landscape even more.

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Dunscaith Castle (ruins) in the back.oban, skye, scotland, uk, travel, nature, beauty, ursula schmitzoban, skye, scotland, uk, travel, nature, beauty, ursula schmitzoban, skye, scotland, uk, travel, nature, beauty, ursula schmitzoban, skye, scotland, uk, travel, nature, beauty, ursula schmitz

Loch Dhughaill – my „home loch“ – where someone had the idea to make it even more idyllic and to put a boat in the middle of the lake.

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Back at my cozy cottage I spent the evening with watching my „garden mates“ – the bunnies – and just enjoying the view so the sea and the Cullins. Sunset was around 23:00.

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I had booked only one of the three rooms at the Braeside Cottage but it happens that I was the only guest and had the cottage all for myself. If you´re looking for a cozy place a little bit outside of the main tourist tracks, it´s the perfect place for you!

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