We took the train to Mallaig along the famous Road-to-the-Isles railwayline. Luckily, it turned out to be a nice day. Coming off the train we thought we had to hurry to catch the boat, but when we arrived in Mallaig the Waverley was nowhere to be seen. We overheard a lady talking and understood the boat was still on its way from Armadale. And sure enough, looking through our binoculairs we saw the Waverley approaching in the distance.
When the Waverley finally arrived in Mallaig it was a bit of a hassle to get the boat moored along the pier. Then first people had to come of the boat before others, including us, could go on. By the time the Waverley finally left Mallaig it was about 30min behind schedule. Regardless, the trip to Inverie was very nice. The weather was good and we had beautiful views over to Eigg, Rum and the Cuillin on Skye and Knoydart. Unfortunately, no wildlife to be seen on the way.
On arrival in Inverie we had about 45min on shore. Most people went straight to the Old Forge pub for something to drink. We, however, decided to go for a short walk. We followed the tarmac road in the direction of the bunkhouse and then at some point turned right onto a nature trail that led us back to Inverie.
The Waverley paddled us back to Mallaig where we were just back in time to catch the train to Fort William.
It was just a short daytrip, but a very enjoyable one. Knoydart is beautiful!
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