Have you ever been to the Ness Islands?

A recent trip to Inverness revealed an entirely different side to the city from the one we saw on our last trip. This time we were lucky enough to stay at Ardgarry BnB and were advised by our host to try the Ness Island Walk.

The ring route takes about 2 hours depending upon the starting point, but within 20 minutes walk from the Greig Street Bridge we were in woodland beside the fast running River Ness.

Philippa Robert, Adelaide South Australia

Philippa Robert, Adelaide South Australia

There are plenty of things to see on the banks of the river, but the islands offer a complete retreat from the built environment….well, almost.

Philippa Robert, Adelaide South Australia

The most exciting discovery of the walk was the sculptural seating nestled in quiet spots among the trees.

Philippa Robert, Adelaide South Australia

Philippa Robert, Adelaide South Australia

Philippa Robert, Adelaide South Australia

Philippa Robert, Adelaide South Australia
Most of the seats appeared to be fabricated from a single solid piece of wood, except this one. Some were more comfy than others.

Philippa Robert, Adelaide South Australia

Philippa Robert, Adelaide South Australia

Philippa Robert, Adelaide South Australia
No, no luck today.

Philippa Robert, Adelaide South Australia
Lovely languorous lines.

Even the picnic setting was kinky!
Philippa Robert, Adelaide South Australia

We tired a little on the way back…
Philippa Robert, Adelaide South Australia
Pass the lineament?

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13 thoughts on “Have you ever been to the Ness Islands?

  1. Philippa, you never stop entertaining me w/ your insightful observations about art and the world around you (such as those magnificent sculptural benches!) And…that humorous last photo!! I miss you in blog-land, but so happy your travels have been so lovely. We readers get to experience all these fab places through your perspective!

    1. Yes, good to have a laugh about it. There was a sign further on with the words “elderly people” and underneath some wit had written “suck” – really hilarious I thought. A much younger person I spoke to at breakfast next day had cringed when she saw it. Nice of her to be PC for me.

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