No problem Jeff..only too happy to help.
Keep your eye on this website the night before you leave..it will tell you which way is best to go.
At present all ways discussed have warning of ice on the roads.. black ice was bad this morning and Loch Lomond road can be treacherous for it around the pulpit rock area. The snow is arriving but still too high to affect the routes. I took a stroll up the Ochil Hills behind my house today ..and took a photo looking west..here it is.
Ben More is the peak in the very centre ..the flatish top one to the left is Stobinian. They are at Crianlarich..the A82 is just the other side of them.. the gulf stream has little effect on the west at the Rannoch Moor area. Today there appeared to be more snow on the west than the east..but it changes hourly at this time of year...and there was a haze so I couldnt see much beyond Perth. There was no snow anywhere four days ago...just puddles everywhere.
Only other thing I can add just now is... beware of travelling in the hours of darkness. Black Ice is very common.. I only drove 10 miles today and passed three cars in the hedges at different places...due to ice. Deer running in front of cars during the dark hours are a real menace too. Twice in the past 7 years.. I have hit one as it jumped out the dark.. straight in front of the car. They do some damage too..although I confess to damaging them more.
Last Tango.. we are talking about the same archways..the one I posted is below the abandon village of Idrigill..and so is yours..its just that our photos are from different angles and the tide is in.. in your photo..but out in my photo. I hope you don’t mind..but I took a crop of your photo and then lightened the shadows so the arch rock features can be seen..here it is.
I also lightened the shadows in another photo of the arch I posted..but from an almost similar angle you took your’s from... The Arch outlines and features match perfectly. I presume your boat would have been sitting just this side of the rocks that appear at low tide..so beware.. it ain’t that deep in there .
Regardless..we all agree its a stunning coastline
Yup..I agree its the drifting stuff that causes the problem Poly..that's why the Rannoch Moor section of the A82 gets blocked..its very flat there..and the wind blows the snow straight across the road