Ullapool is a small town on the north-western coast of Scotland, along the bank of Loch Broom. This is where you will board a ferry to Lewis and Harris. The town itself has nothing special but the surrounding locations are just gorgeous. Have a look!
You will drive along a few nice lochs on the road from Inverness to Ullapool. Why don’t you stop for a couple of pics at Loch Glascarnoch and Loch Droma?
Rhue is a small settlement north of Ullapool. It derives from An Rubha which means headland in Gaelic. The full name of the area is RudhaCadail which in Gaelic means the Point (ie headland) of the Sleepy People. Legend has it that the name came from sailors found asleep but quite unharmed on the rocks (where the lighthouse is now) after their boat was shipwrecked on a stormy night (from Wikipedia).
Pics taken from the ferry between Ullapool and Stornoway (Lewis island). A rather shaky cruise on the way to Lewis island. Coming back was much calmer. Temperatures had dropped and surrounding peaks had just started wearing their winter coats. When we started entering Loch Broom, the light was exceptional.