Seascape, Isle of Skye

Seascape, Isle of Skye, Scotland

This morning, we commenced our tour by departing our Broadford lodgings and then drove for about 1 hour to the island capital of Portree. Here we explored the town including the pretty harbour, indulged in some shopping and refreshed ourselves with coffee before moving on to the north of the island.

Portree Harbour, Skye

Portree Harbour, Skye, Scotland

Taking a narrow road north from Portree we went past peat diggings and then to Kilt Rock and the waterfall. This was a good viewpoint for some interesting coastal and sea views offering good photo opportunities.

Kilt Rock and Waterfall

Kilt Rock and Waterfall, Skye

Next we continued north and then turned off up a very steep and narrow road to view the stunning landscape known as the Quiraing  which has volcanic origins.

Quiraing, Skye

Quiraing, Skye, Scotland

Quiraing, Skye

Quiraing, Skye, Scotland

At the Quiraing a small car departed from the road which resulted in many visitors joining in to rectify the position.

Car Rescue, Quiraing

Car Rescue, Quiraing, Skye

 

Next we drove across the top of the island to the ferry port of Uig.  Here we had a pleasant lunch close to then harbour after which the Lewis ferry came in just as were leaving.

Uig Harbour

Uig Harbour, Skye

Next, about a 50 min drive to Dunvegan Castle, home to the Chief of Clan Macleod. However, our main objective was to join a seal watching  trip by boat which proved most enjoyable, We also saw a heron and other birdlife. After the seal trip guests explored the castle’s well kept gardens.

Dunvegan Castle, Skye

Dunvegan Castle, Skye, Scotland

 

Seal Watching, Dunvegan

Seal Watching, Dunvegan, Skye

Common Seal at Dunvegan

Common Seal at Dunvegan, Scotland

Heron at Dunvegan

Heron at Dunvegan, Skye

Exotic Fungi at Dunvegan Castle

Exotic Fungi at Dunvegan Castle, Skye

Finally we continued to follow the coast round and back to our Broadford lodgings for the evening.

Late afternoon we experienced rain but, other than that, we benefited from a relatively dry day, albeit somewhat overcast.

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