Got up early for a quick hike on Ben Nevis. Got up to cloud level at 2560 very quickly, cruising along faster than I think I've ever hiked, then down again to the family. Figure I could have summited in another 45 minutes but then we wouldn't have been able to cruise up to Loch Ness, which is what we did next. Drove up to Fort Augustus, had a lovely Scottish lunch of Haggis, beef pie, etc. then watched boats coming down the series of 7 locks dropping boats 37 feet in about 400 meters -- part of the Caledonian Canal linking the Atlantic with the North Sea. Walked out to the shore of Loch Ness and explained to the kids the Loch Ness Monster mystery. Tried to make it back to Fort William in time for a tour of the Ben Nevis Scotch whiskey distillery, but missed it. Will have to buy some good scotch to try.