We had a little walk around the loch to Ardvreck Castle. It would be a bit cramped as a living space but superb for a fortress.
Ben Mor Caigach on a glorious day. It looked like a worn-down volcano, puffing out white smoke.
Then up to Tongue for two days, via Durness. It was bright but breezy up there. The beaches have beautiful sand but some fierce rocks.
Smoo cave, near Durness, is quite something. You can take a boat trip into the further cave, lit in orange on this picture. We didn't. We had to press on with our journey.
Over the Kyle of Tongue to the Ben Loyal Hotel. Lovely place but it's fairly remote and needed 3 routers to cover the place. Who wants to see the mountain with a phone mast on, though?
I haven't yet written anything set in Scotland. There's plenty of inspiration there.