Window with a view
We headed to the Scottish Highland to locate the Eilean Donan castle. It was not well marked in the map but it should be somewhere near to the bridge crossing to Isle of Skye. The castle was really beautiful and by the time we decided to break for the night it was already past 5:00pm. By then the Tourist Information would be closed. So we wandered around and found Plockton. It definitely was a picturesque village even and with the 'poor' weather - the drizzle accompanied by the cold spring weather, all the more enchanting
dont follow the yellow brick road
when walking in Plockton, dont just stick to the main roads, its a very safe village, and it's ok to go somewhere different. There are paths above the main part of the village, called the Brae, if you walk up to the Plockton Inn, and between there and the Haven hotel, there is a road you can take up, to the right which will give you more views of the village. There is also a walk which will lead you to Duncraig Castle, which you can see across the loch. Depending on what time of year it is, and what the weather has been like, you might want to not wear your best shoes!
When you are heading out of the village, instead of going over the railway bridge that you came over on your way in, take the road on the right, which takes you up to the airstrip. go straight on, till you see the aerodrome, and take the road on the left. Follow that round, and there is a space to park, and a path leading off to the left. If you follow that carefully enough, you will come down to Coral Beach, which is very nice in the summer. But keep your litter to yourself and don't go spreading the village with it as it is kept clean and tidy.