So with a quick coffee from Costa, we set off Northwards.
Our rough aim was to travel till around 1500hrs then take a look to see what hotels were nearby, then call it a day and relax.
We made it through Glasgow, it felt strange being back, travelling on roads I used to know so well.
I lived in and around Glasgow for 5 years, moving back down South in 2005. I had various jobs whilst up there, from Debt Collector, to Courier then a Driving Instructor.
We passed over the Clyde and then over the Erskine Bridge towards Loch Lomond.
At Alexandria we pulled into get breakfast at a pub adjacent to a travel lodge, we feasted on a full breakfast with loads of coffee. It was inexpensive and very good.
Ready now to hit the road, we filled up with fuel and and followed the A82 along side Lock Lomond.
This is where Kiera started to come down with a cold, in fact we were lucky we were in the car as I really do not think that Kiera could of continued on the bike with the amount of sneezing and nose blowing which came on suddenly.
At Crainlarich, we swung left still following the A82 and followed this all the way through Glen Coe which is spectacular.
This was also the route I took on "Lucille" my Honda C90 when I did my Corner to Corner - Lands End to John O'Groats and back again challenge.
It was great to see the roads I travelled on, and a new deeper respect grew for "Lucille" How she coped with some of those roads is still a mystery!
At Fort William we stopped for cold remedies, and a quick look around the town. Not much to see to be honest.
After Fort William we came across the memorial to the Commando's or Royal Marines. Here is where a lot of their training took place when they were first formed during World War 2.
We continued on the A82 and finally decided on the Glengarry Castle Hotel just outside of Invergarry looking directly over Loch Oich.
It was that good we stayed for two nights, as we felt it wise to rest up and we simply could not fault the hotel!
Below is the view from our room.
Kiera choosing what to have for dinner - we were spoilt for choice!
Within the grounds of the hotel is the ruins of Invergarry Castle, you cannot get in to it, but it is clearly visible from the track going to the hotel.
Our room was wonderful with a four poster bed and luxurious bath room. The staff were attentive and it was a joy to stay at this fabulous hotel.
The following day we planned a circular route to drive and a trip on Loch Ness hunting for Nessie!
The journey continues.............................