Posted by: mkl325 | July 28, 2013

Clare’s Visit Part 3: The Isle of Skye

One of the things that Clare and I decided we HAD to do was rent a car and drive to the Isle of Skye. Our mother and sister, Maureen, had gone years ago and we had heard wonderful things about its landscape and overall beauty. It is definitely worth the visit.

 Skye is the northernmost of the large islands of the Inner Hebrides of Scotland.


Skye is the northernmost of the large islands of the Inner Hebrides of Scotland.

Driving up to the Bridge, the Isle of Skye appearing through the clouds. It was a bit of a Brigadoon moment.

Driving up to the Bridge, the Isle of Skye appearing through the clouds. It was a bit of a Brigadoon moment.

Portree, the largest town on Skye

Portree, the largest town on Skye

Portree Harbour

Portree Harbor

boats in Portree

boats in Portree

 

 

Walking around the town

Walking around the town

Driving to Waternish

Driving to Waternish

Waternish landscape

Waternish landscape

 

My sisters, my Mom and I are all knitters and crocheters (due to the influence of my grandmother) so Clare and I couldn't resist visiting the Skye Shilasdair Shop in Waternish.

My sisters, my Mom and I are all knitters and crocheters (due to the influence of my grandmother) so Clare and I couldn’t resist visiting the Skye Shilasdair Shop in Waternish.

They dye their yarn using local natural ingredients, including plants and bugs. This is a chart of their dyes.

They dye their yarn using local natural ingredients, including plants and bugs. This is a chart of their dyes.

Outside of the yarn shop

Outside of the yarn shop

Isle of Skye Sheep

Isle of Skye Sheep

Dunvegan Castle

Dunvegan Castle

Home of Clan MacLeod. There were a lot of Highlander jokes made.

Home of Clan MacLeod. There were a lot of Highlander jokes made.

Gardens of Dunvegan Castle

Gardens of Dunvegan Castle

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Landscape around Dunvegan

Landscape around Dunvegan

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Mealt Waterfall in north east Trotternish

Mealt Waterfall in north east Trotternish

Kilt Rock beyond Mealt Waterfall

Kilt Rock beyond Mealt Waterfall

Cliffs of Trotternish

Cliffs of Trotternish

Local wildlife

Local wildlife

Highland Cows!

Highland Cows!

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Leaving Skye

Leaving Skye

 

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This was definitely one of my favorite places in Scotland and well worth the time if you have the chance.

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Responses

  1. Stunning – We look forward to visiting.


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