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Chasing Rainbows from Shieldaig through Applecross/Lochcarron

The sunshine and rain showers meant that we were chasing many beautiful rainbows all along the remainder of the North Coast 500 road from Shieldaig through Applecross/Lochcarron.  At one point, we drove right underneath one!

En route, we stopped off at Victoria Falls just off the A832 out of Shieldaig, Gairloch. You can take the short walk right up close to the falls without risking falling in – it’s a very pretty spot.

Tip for Future Travellers

There are two Shieldaigs in this area – one near Gairloch and the other Torridon – make sure you get the right one!  

Chasing Rainbows Victoria Falls Scotland
Victoria Falls Scotland
Chasing Rainbows Victoria Falls Scotland 2
Victoria Falls Scotland

The weather had closed in, so we spent most of the day driving the remainder of the North Coast 500 route down the wild West coast, including the hairpin bends down the Applecross to Lochcarron stretch, which is a breathtaking road.  We saw two RVs attempting it despite the very clear warnings that it is unsuitable for them.  

Chasing Rainbows Applecross Road North Coast 500
Applecross Road North Coast 500
Chasing Rainbows North Coast 500
North Coast 500
Chasing Rainbows on the North Coast 500
Chasing Rainbows on the North Coast 500

Makes you smile:

Benn Eigh Visitor Centre was doing its best in very wet conditions.  They get 2 metres of rain a year and 2/3 days are wet.  A. board in the Visitor Centre invited you to note what you had spotted on your walks.  People had mostly written midges, slugs and bumblebees – nothing as exotic as a golden eagle, otter or deer!