The ruins are very picturesque, with the contrast of the blue of the sky and Loch, the green hills, and the ruins. I am glad we stopped.
As the only native English speaker in the group taking the Loch Ness ferry ride, our Timberbush bus driver appointed me to see that all of us made it on the boat. Which could have been tricky: Mike forgot to give us tickets and couldn't remember the name of the particular boat we should take. He just described it. Fortunately I was able to convice the ferry's crew that we belonged on the boat.
Although I and a nice Danish couple were a little anxious, we had no trouble. I couldn't communicate very much with the three other younger people, so I don't know how they felt. The ride north on the Jacobite Spirit was very nice. And the castle and boat ride came to only £12.
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