Epic European Cycle : 2015-06-28 : Scenic Train to Mallaig with Dawn

Type Name Service Provider Origin Destination Cost Notes Actions
Vehicle To Fort William $0.00 Dawn's rental car
Type Name Description Service Provider Cost Kms To Date Total Notes Actions
Sight See West Coast Railways to Mallaig West Coast Railways $158.00 Booked by Dawn
Incl breakfast
Booking Ref: JAC337931J
Follow the A82 from Glasgow.
Whilst there is ample parking in Fort William, near the railway station, please allow at least 20 minutes for parking before your trip departs.
Boarding at: Fort William (Dep. time 10:15) Alighting at: Mallaig. Seats 20b , 20f , 19b
Boarding at: Mallaig (Dep. time 14:10) Alighting at: Fort William. Seats 17b , 18b , 18f
Sight See Loch Ness $0.00
Type Name Service Provider Confirmation Location Cost Notes Actions
Hotel Moorings Hotel Priceline Fort William $140.00 Booked by Dawn
Incl breakfast

Trip Log

Notes Actions
Our hotel last night included breakfast. When we checked in, we told the guy that we'd be leaving too early to have breakfast. He asked what time we'd be leaving, and if we'd like him to pack us some bag lunches that we could take along in the morning. It was REALLY sweet! He offered to make us ham and cheese sandwiches. When we opened up the lunches we discovered... a ham sandwich... and a cheese sandwich... each. Funny!!
We took the scenic (steam) train from Fort William to Mallaig today. It was something I wanted to do again. I'd done it 7.5 years ago when I was here, but the weather was yucky and I had a back injury so I didn't get as much out of it as I could have. After researching and booking, though, I realized that I remembered it wrong... when I was here, I didn't get to Mallaig. I went round-trip from Glasgow to Oban. So, the trip from Fort William to Mallaig was completely new to me, which was really cool!

When we got to Mallaig, we had time to do the "Circular Walk", which takes you up onto the hill behind the town, then down along the waterfront back to the town. The forecast for today was rainy all day, but it was actually really nice and only rained a little!
After the train ride, we decided that since we're really close to Loch Ness, we'd drive over and have a look. The nearest town on the Loch to us was Fort Augustus so we drove there. Dawn got us a great free walking map which pointed out the best viewing point for Loch Ness, so we walked down there, got some pics, and then headed back to town for dinner.