|Dun Telve Broch|
Once on the mainland, we followed a one lane track to the Glenelg Hotel for lunch, with stops for livestock. This cow completely ignored our car -- feeding her calf was all-consuming.
Until a car coming toward us stopped and a man got out to disperse the small herd.
What we'd come searching for was the Dun Telve and Dun Trodden Brochs. They lie east of Glenelg, near a stream, in a lovely and fertile appearing glen. Isolated now.
|Another American couple at Dun Telve|
This broch was built with outer and inner rock walls, with stairs between, opening out on a higher floor, which would have been made of wood. There would have been some type of roof, also.
|We're allowed to clamber about at our peril, there being no official present.|
After Jay and I had satisfied ourselves exploring this broch, we found the nearby broch, Dun Trodden, on a flat shelf above the road. We'd missed seeing it on our way in. There is no place to park except in a small turnout.
|View of glen from Dun Trodden looking west toward the sea. If you have a stately home, you would want to protect it from invaders.|
|I do like old stone steps|
And found a wonderful view of the beautiful Five Sisters mountains (Bealach Ratagan) overlooking Loch Duich.