Shortly, in the west, a strange isolated hill is seen.
It is a gravel mound deposited by the glaciers ten to twelve thousand years ago.
Leaving the city centre along the road which follows the north bank of the river westwards, we pass the cathedral with its truncated spires, the modern Eden Court theatre and arrive at the lovely Ness Islands where the river meanders around a series of gravel islands crossed by attractive Victorian bridges.
On the south side of the river here are some of Inverness' most expensive homes and the north side is a green area of football pitches and leisure complexes.
It would make good sense to learn a little about the area.