Sunday morning in Invergordon would be the epitome of a sleepy town. It was quaint but there really wasn't much going on in the town. The short time we had before the start of our tour was long enough to see all that the town had to offer.
Since most of the industry had left this town years ago it looked like what kept Invergordon going was the cruise ship business because it was the major port access to a big chunk of the Scottish Highlands. One interesting feature of the town was a series of murals painted on the sides of quite a few buildings. The town's population was also very friendly...and with that you have our total assessment of Invergordon.
When we were booking this trip we really wondered about what to do while in Invergordon. We had flip flopped on whether or not to go to Loch Ness - we had read some good things about it but we were also concerned about all the silliness surrounding the monster lore. In the end we thought that the positives outweighed the negatives and decided to give it a go as the best option for our time in this area. In hindsight we can say it was a great choice.
We started with a visit to the ruins of Urquhart Castle on the shore of Loch Ness. The current ruins date back to the 13th to 16th centuries and what was left of the castle in that setting was incredibly beautiful. It was hard to imagine the bloodshed through conflict over the centuries at this location. Loch Ness itself was truly spectacular. While not quite being the widest or deepest loch in the country it is the largest loch in Scotland by volume. Whatever the statistics, it was an impressive sight to behold - one that will have lasting memories for us.
And the was no need to worry about the monster nonsense . . . the day was void of any mention of it. On our way back to the ship we took a short tour of Inverness to complete the day's touring.
WHITEonline is the digital home of Gary & Linda White. We’ve been married since 1980 and live just outside Toronto in Ontario, Canada. Linda was born and raised in Toronto while Gary was born in London, England and moved to Canada at the age of 11. We enjoy travelling and taking photos while we travel. WHITEonline provides the opportunity to share some of our photos & experiences.