Taking advantage of British Rails Club 55 rail ticket. This allowed the over 55's to travel anywhere in Scotland for £15, but journeys had to be completed by 30th June.
So Alan and myself decided to travel from our home town of East Kilbride in the Central belt to Mallaig a tiny fishing village on the north west of Scotland.
We started our journey at our local railway station, travelled to Glasgow Queen Street station to catch the train to Mallaig.
We travelled through some beautiful scenery, seeing Loch Lomond, Loch Long, over the wilderness of Rannoch Moor onto Fort William.
The train then headed for Mallaig passing more lovely countryside, the highlight was travelling over the Glenfinnan Viaduct (famous in the Harry Potter movie) and viewing the Glenfinnan Monument and Loch Sheil.
Travelling on to Mallaig we were able to view some of the costal areas of Morar and Arisaig before reaching Mallaig.
On arriving at Mallaig we walked through the village down to the harbour which is the life of Mallaig. We then walked round the village up onto the hill overlooking the harbour, we watched several ferries coming and going on their way to Armadale on the Isle of Skye.
We had a meal at a lovely cosy little restaurant then headed back to the station to catch the train back to Glasgow.
The weather today was not kind to us, although it stayed dry most of the time, it was very overcast and misty with some very heavy showers at times, the views could have been so much better had the weather been brighter, but still a nice day out.