The big bridge we can see out of Lena and Marks’ front window replaced the Kessock Ferry which took people to “The Black Isle”. Until I discovered the Black Isle isn’t really an island but a promonitory I was totally confused that we could drive from Inverness to Kinkell via the Kessock Bridge or go the long way round and not cross the water. Today we went to see the Lifeboat Station at South Kessock then tried to drive along the coast to a little village called Kilmuir but it was only a private road so we had to turn back. I’m glad we went the little bit up the road because we saw a couple of beautiful white swans but equally glad we didn’t meet any irate locals coming from the other way.
We headed back through North Kessock and along the narrow road that follows the water’s edge towards Muir of Ord. It was a lovely drive.
Between Muir of Ord and Inverness we’d noticed a sign to a forest walk so we went to check it out. Despite the signs asking drivers to be aware of Red Squirrels we didn’t see one.