Saturday, April 19, 2008

Over the sea to Skye (Catch-up #1)*

It's not exactly a long way from Fort William, but it took old friends John & Jean to drag Ruth and I over there

We sailed from Mallaig to Armadale - here's a shot taken on the boat, looking north to the Glenelg hills

High point of the trip was a meal at the Three Chimneys in Colbost, way up in the north west of the island, but the constant dominating presence on Skye is the Cuillins

Last morning we went over to Neist Point, where a lighthouse perches on a peninsula looking out over the Minch to the Outer Hebrides.

Almost impossible to convey anything of the scale and grandeur of this part of Skye, but here's a couple more taken close to Neist Point
First: looking south along the coast

Second: this is Loch Mor at Waterstein on the road from Glendale to the Point

From under the very shadow of the Red Cuillins on the approach to Sligachan, a last look back to the snowy peaks of the Black Cuillin before we head for the bridge back to the mainland, and the drive home to Fort William

* I'm posting this stuff retrospectively - well retrospectively, so look back soon for more from Skye, plus later 2008 adventures on Arran, in France and Holland, Dorset, Edinburgh, and of course - around and about the Highlands