It rained on and off the entire day. What should have been more amazing scenery was entirely compromised by the mediocre weather.
The highlands are a strange landscape. Like something you would expect on Mars, with rust red coloured soil and dark grey rocky areas. It is considerably warmer than it has been, which has melted all the snow and made for raging streams and rivers. And no skiing for us (it was a long shot).
This area contains the highest peaks in the UK. Except we didn't actually see any of them, because of all the clouds!
Ben Nevis is somewhere behind all that grey haze:
And no monster was sighted.
In Inverness we had decided to book into a backpackers hostel as there were no campsites open. It wasn't too bad - good kitchen facilities and we chatted to loads of other backpackers from all over the world. Plus it was only £8 per night each. Downside was we shared a dorm room with seven other people - it was difficult to get much sleep what with everyone getting up and down to go to the loo, etc.
Inverness wasn't really worth visiting in itself. I think people stay there as a base to explore the rest of the highlands.
We decided to just stay one night and head off the next day down to Edinburgh.