Today, I collected my guests from the Lewis ferry at Uig (about 9.00am) and then proceeded on our tour visiting:

– Fairy Glen, near Uig. This comprises a somewhat exotic concentration of small conical hillocks in a small glen (valley) accessed via a single track road which finishes with a dead end.

– A drive across the tip of Skye which includes the famous Quiraing (see image) which is of volcanic origin.

-Next down to Portree, capital of Skye, for a light refreshment stop and then across the island to Dunvegan.

-At Dunvegan we spent time visiting the famous Dunvegan Castle, home to the chief of Clan Macleod for hundreds of years and packed with history and ancient artifacts and relics.

-Next to Broadford, second largest town on Skye, where we visited craft and bookshops and availed of a light lunch at the eatery attached to the Serpentarium. The latter being an unusual attraction housing snakes and reptiles.

-On next to the Clan Donald Centre at Armadale which in my view is a first class facility focusing not only on Clan Donald but also a well presented museum with library of Skye, the islands and mainland Highlands. This Centre is situated in magnificent and extensive gardens with many and varied trees and shrubs plus the romantic ruins of Armadale Castle.

Tonight we have lodgings close to Eilean Iarmain where we planned to dine this evening at the pub near water’s edge. However the pub was overflowing so we re-located to the Claymore at Broadford.

Overall, a good day which proceeded on schedule but suffered from persistent and heavy rain.

Tomorrow we head south to Dunkeld via Fort William and Glencoe. Hope we get some relief from the bad weather-but am not optimistic on that front!
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