Today, we continued to benefit from cold but very clear and bright weather conditions with unseasonal blue sky for most of the day, a combination which showed off the stunning Skye scenery to best effect.

After leaving Portree we commenced our tour of the island with first stop at Kilt Rock and adjacent waterfall. The latter displayed an unusual effect in the form of a rainbow apparently embedded in the sea. See videos 1 and 2 below.

Next, we continued north to the Quiraing, a fascinating rock formation at a high elevation which afforded superb views and vistas against backdrop of sunshine and blue sky. Image immediately below shows the Quiraing. Refer also video no 3 below.

After the Quiraing and an intense photo session we drove across the top of Skye and en-route encountered a buzzard siting close to the road. See image immediately below. next to the village of Uig with hopes of some coffee and refreshment. Incredibly, all three cafes were closed and we eventually persuaded a nearby hotel to assist, this proved fine and we had added benefit of superb views over Uig harbour. See video no 4 below.

After coffee we moved on, first visiting the nearby Fairy Glen and then on to Dunvegan and rest of the island with regular photo stops en-route. Eventually we stopped for a light lunch at Broadford which we extended to incorporate some shopping at a craft shop and a second hand book store.

Finally, we connected with the ferry at Armadale for the short crossing to Mallaig and then drove to our destination at Fort William which is known as a base for various outdoor activities. Unfortunately the drive to Ft William was undertaken in the dark but we did manage to call in at Glenfinnan which shares both Harry Potter and Bonnie Prince Charlie connections.

After settling in at our lodgings we ventured out for dinner at the highly regarded Crannog restaurant where the dining experience lived up to expectations.

Tomorrow we head to Glasgow via Glencoe.

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