We only have 9 days on our return trip to Scotland, hoping to explore previously uncharted areas.
1. Picking up car @ 9am at Edinburgh airport, 22 October, 2011.
Appreciate the variables in terms of traffic/weather, but am I allowing ourselves a sufficent time-safety net? Are the roads reasonable. (being Australian the distance/time factor is not an issue)
2. After staying in Tobermory for a couple of days, intend to travel to Portree, Skye.
* I understand the advantages of Calmac Hopscotch Tickets and the site suggests, Tobermory - Kilchoan- Mallaig - Armadale, which would be our preferred option, however, safety- net time again. In respect ever changing weather etc, would it be a safer bet to return Craignure - Oban and travel via Glencoe etc?
Also in appreciation of the Calmac Winter Timetable, presently unavailable, would the return to Oban option be more practical (I understand that the ferries are not so regular in winter?)
I appreciate that these questions have probably already been canvassed, however, my searches, have not answered my questions.
Any and every advice appreciated, thanks!!