| Journey south this afternoon to Inverewe
Gardens, stopping en route at the Corrieshalloch Gorge,
a spectacular mile-long gorge and one of the finest examples
in Britain of a box canyon. The river which carved this
channel through hard metamorphic rock plunges 46 m (150
ft) over the Falls of Measach.
After a photostop, continue to Inverewe Gardens, designed
in the 19th century by Osgood MacKensie. First opened
to the public during WWII by Osgood’s daughter
Mairi, Inverewe Gardens became part of the National
Trust in 1953 when she passed away. The warm currents
of the North Atlantic Drift help to create an oasis
of colour and fertility where exotic plants from many
countries flourish on a latitude more northerly than
Moscow, giving an almost continual display of colour
throughout the year. Himalayan rhododendrons, Tasmanian
eucalypts and many Chilean and South African plants
are featured, together with a large collection of New
Zealand plants including the National Collection of
the genus Olearia.
Return to your ship at the end of the afternoon.