Fort William and some exciting news
Happy Friday friends!
We hope you have all had a lovely week so far and are looking forward to the weekend.
Our plans the past week changed about 20 times as usual but the end result was that the weather wasn’t looking great so we would sit put and work for a few days and put off our trip north until the weather turned.
Typically, the weather has actually been dry but anyhoo, we have lots of adventures planned for the coming week.
Instead, this week we have been trying to organise long term distribution of Destination NC500. What we planned to be a wee stash under our bed, posting one now and then has turned into us selling over 700 books in the last 2 months 🤯 Blowing. Our. Minds.
So whilst we’re on the subject of the book, we want to share with you that Destination NC500 is now on sale in a shop!! There are copies on sale right now in The Bookmark in Granton on Spey and we have many more stores in the pipeline over the coming months.
So if you have bought a book, thank you so much. We are running a competition to win a canvas photo of your choice from the book to frame on your wall just like this one.
All you need to do is click right here and leave a review on our website. This really helps us share the Destination NC500 love with others who may be considering buying it and also gives you the chance to win a canvas 😁
This competition ends 31st January!
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Highlights of the Week
We spent the end of last week exploring the local sights to Fort William. Old shipwrecks, waterfalls and stunning landscapes.
Fort William has always been one of our favourite places to visit, the jaw dropping scenery on the high rise mountains is just incredible.
Our first stop was to the Corpach Shipwreck, a short drive from Fort William. This shipwreck is also known as the Old Boat of Caol.
Built in 1975, she was an old fishing vessel that was moored at Kinlochleven Pier in 2001. Unfortunately in 2011, a heavy storm caused a chain to fail and she ran aground and has been there ever since.
Glenfinnan Viaduct is one of Scotland’s most iconic sights attracting thousands of visitors from around the world ever year! If you are a Harry Potter fan, you may recognise it from featuring in some of the movies! There is lots of parking is available next to the Glenfinnan Visitor centre and if you are a member of the National Trust, then you won’t need to pay for parking! If you visit the Glenfinnan Viaduct during the peak season, the steam train will pass throughout the day so make sure you’ve got your camera at the ready!
Our last adventure in Fort William this time round was Steall Falls. Now if you own a large vehicle over 3 tonnes, you won’t be able to park at the closer car park for this. There is another car park a couple of km away that you can park at though. The walk itself if you take the official path should take you no longer than an hour to get to the waterfall. There are a couple of points on the walk that you will need to climb over rocks.
If you want to get right up to the waterfall, you will need to cross the river. There is a wire bridge that you can balance yourself along over the river to get to the other side. I thought the hardest part of this would be getting a bit of jelly legs trying to balance across the bridge but the difficult part is actually in your shoulders. Reaching up to hold the wire as you balance along the tightrope style wire can get very tiring on your wee shoulders. Great waterfall though and is still visible if you don’t want to cross the bridge.
We couldn’t sign off this week without sharing what we would say is possible the most incredible sunrise we have ever seen! If you follow us on Instagram, you may have seen it already but if not, here it is 😍
Have a great week friends ❤️
Gemma and Campbell x