Leaving Inverness to find ourselves a monster!
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We were up early.. well Matt was. But we were out of the hostel pretty quick the next morning. It was time for Ashley to leave us, as she was continuing on with her travels. So we went with her to the bus station to say our goodbyes. After that we wanted breaky and we wanted to see the city by day. We found ourselves a Wetherspoons around the corner (seeing a pattern?) and got ourselves some food. We lounged around in the couches, almost daring one another to fall asleep on them. We got moving eventually, down to the river and over the bridge we'd crossed the night before. Inverness is beautiful along the river, especially in Autumn. Rich golds, oranges and fiery reds were the theme colour amongst all the trees and it was in beautiful contrast to the clear blue sky and deep blue of the river.
We wandered along the river, checking out our surroundings and taking photos. We wandered on up to the castle, amused by the bunnies that hid under the shrubs on the banks. The castle is really a glorified courthouse, more impressive of a night than during the day, but still - impressive. Bondy stopped to talk to a seagull for awhile, calling it an idiot as it stamped its feet on the soil and asking 'What you doin?!?!'. Matt smartly pointed out that with the movement, the gull was probably trying to tease worms to the surface. Bondy - was still flabbergasted and continued to talk to it.
We checked out the Victorian markets and hunted for souveniers representing the much beloved 'hairy cuws'. Postcards, stuffed toys and chocolates later, we were back to the car to continue our journey.
It took us maybe 15 minutes to get to the Loch. It was a much shorter drive than we'd anticipated and we got tickets for the 12pm cruise on the Jacobite.
We cruised past Urquhart Castle, beautiful crumbling ruins resting along the shores of the Loch Ness.
We went back up to the Visitor centre to tour the souvenier shop and stop for lunch. It was nice and relaxed and we enjoyed warming up and getting feeling back into our southern extremities. After that we continued on, our final destination to be the Isle of Skye.