EasyJet Inverness to London Luton on 15Jun2017 (Day 7 Fort Williams/Isle of Skye Trip 9-14Jun2017)

the willows b&b

after a continental breakfast at the willows b&b by hosts sheila & her hubby, we started out on a 45mins drive to inverness airport on 15.6.2017.

we returned the VW rental car to avis parking lot & checked in easyjet for London Luton. ^^

this marks the last & final entry of our very memorable holiday to fort williams & isles of skye, largely the effort & arrangements made by wife.

returning car at inverness airport

filled up petrol to full tank

fuel gauge showing full tank

we did the usual, filling up petrol, checking the fuel gauge, and returning the car to avis parking lots at inverness airport.

our VW rental car keys

returning car at avis counter, inverness airport

i have never had any problems myself with rental car companies in terms of unusual charges etc though my wife had & some friends had too.

anyhow these days it is so convenient to record everything, so i made sure i took all the necessary photo records.

Inverness airport

so it’s end of our fort williams/isle of skye holiday,

and “home sweet home” back to our london apartment.

youngest daughter is joining us in london the next day, & on the following day 17.6.2017, 4 of us – wife, me, son & daughter are flying to iceland for a 10-day holiday..

c.h.e.f andy

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Great Cocktails, Great Mussels, Poor Food at White House Inverness on 14Jun2017 (Day 6 Fort Williams/Isle of Skye Trip 9-14Jun2017)

excellent martini cocktail

after the brief walk along both banks of river ness,

we were looking for a place for simple dinner..not looking for a heavy dinner,

& since we already had excellent lunch at kinloch today…

This place famous for cocktails

walk past white house restaurant, was reading google reviews on the fly…apparently this place is especially good for cocktails….

so we settle in at the white house on 14.6.2017. ^^

excellent whisky cocktail

wife ordered a whisky cocktail. quite excellent, even for non drinker like me tasting it…

later wife ordered a second martini cocktail (top photo). it was very good too!

the best succulent west coast mussels, even better than uig = £6.50

we ordered the west coast mussels.

surprise surprise, it was the best succulent mussels we had this trip (even better than the very good ones at uig restaurant)…the white wine sauce not creamy but very tasty.

the best succulent west coast mussles, even better than uig = £6.50

this dish was really a very good order for just £6.50!.

the poorest & tiny scallop i had this trip = £8.95

unfortunately, everything went downhill after that!

this was the poorest & tiniest scallop i had this trip..about the standard of scallops at The Oyster Shed (which was not good!)

Seafood platter for 2=£15.25 really NOT good

the seafood platter was really a bad pub food.

Seafood platter for 2=£15.25 really NOT good

calamari was dry & tough.

the 3 disappearing “king” prawns were just pathetic! the preparation of it was even more pathetic..

Seafood platter for 2=£15.25 really NOT good

kippers was like some cheap stuff pulled off a supermarket rack, nothing like the consistent good ones at all the b&b. NOT good at all!

Seafood platter for 2=£15.25 really NOT good

minced salmon was at least quite tasty. but not something we could take more than a mouthful..

white house restaurant

white house restaurant

so dinner came up to £44. can consider that as just paying for the mussels & 2 cocktails.

basically the other orders we need not have bothered.

won’t take any food here except for the mussels!

inverness sunset 

after dinner at the white house, we returned to our car & drove back to our b&b the willows at kirkhill, retracing the same lakeside drive along beauty firth.

inverness sunset 

we caught the sunset, and the setting sun was just inching down the horizon.

the photos looked spectacular but actually the golden rays were just because my iphone 6 camera had a crack…no mystery!

inverness sunset

inverness sunset

a really magical moment in magical scotland!

c.h.e.f andy

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Nice Walk Along Rive Ness, Inverness City Centre on 14Jun2017 (Day 6 Fort Williams/Isle of Skye Trip 9-14Jun2017)

river ness riverside stroll

after checking in at the willows b&b, we drove another 20mins to inverness town centre on 14.6.2017.

the willows b&b to white house @ invernes city centre

we traveled along A862 & for a large part along the shores of beauty firth.

when we drove back after dinner, we took beautiful shots of the sunset.

river ness riverside stroll

we parked at the open carpark in front of home bargains open the old town rose street multi-storey carpark.

and walked to bank street on the riverside of river ness.

directly across the opposite banks of river ness is the st mary’s roman catholic church.

river ness riverside stroll

we strolled downstream in the direction where river ness flos into beauty firth, towards greig street pedestrian suspension bridge.

river ness riverside stroll

the old high church inverness stood out along bank street.

cast iron greig street bridge

cast iron greig street bridge

a really beautiful greig street pedestrian suspension bridge!

cast iron greig street bridge

cast iron greig street bridge

looking back from the greig street pedestrian bridge.

river ness riverside stroll

looking downstream from greig street pedestrian bridge..

river ness riverside stroll

& the inverness castle upstream.

in the direction of ness islandss, a beautiful natural park, which we did not have time to go.

river ness riverside stroll

the golden hue in the sky over river ness.

inverness city centre

we crossed back to bank street side via ness bridge.

it’s time for dinner. we did not need a heavy dinner just something to eat.

we passed by the white house & decided to have dinner there.

c.h.e.f andy