Thursday, September 19, 2013

Over the Sea to Skye

Our guest house - Lynver - was wonderful and we felt pampered.  Sunday evening we watched a movie called "Angels Share" which was amusing.  What we could understand!!! 

The next morning we had a wonderful breakfast - we took the continental option which was great.  Meat, cheeses, buns, toast, fruit and we had started with a  small bowl of porridge so we were set for the day!

Then we walked over to the Tourist Info centre and got on our tour to Skye.  We had a most informative driver/tour guide.  He wasn't as funny and personable as the one I had out of Glasgow but we did learn a lot.  Now if I could just remember it!!  There were 29 of us - from all over the world.

Our first stop was Eilean Donan  The weather was the pits so the pictures could have been better but oh well...I plan to do a separate post on this castle when I get is privately owned and was a ruin until earlier last century.  What a stunning backdrop for the castle.

Then over the bridge to Skye.  When I last visited Skye in 1994 there was no bridge - just a ferry.  We drove through Broadford and on to Portree where we had an hour and a half break to have lunch and look around.  We immediately headed down to the harbour.

We then grabbed a sandwich and had a quick cup of tea in the pub after looking in the shops.  I really liked Portree and can see me basing myself there some day and taking day trips (by bus of course) around the island. 

Our next stop was at a waterfall and scenic outlook.  Don't ask me where...but it was lovely. 

View of the bridge to Skye from the Kyle of Lochalsh
It was a great day out regardless of the weather. 

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