This morning, we set off on our planned with some trepidation owing to unseasonal combination of strong winds, low temperatures and mix of rain and hail. Notwithstanding this inclement weather we actually succeeded in our objectives as follows:

First we headed north from Broadford towards Portree stopping to photograph a roadside waterfall and then the stark scenery at Sligachan.

Waterfall, Skye, Scotland

Sligachan, Skye, Scotland

Next, we had a refreshment stop at the island capital of Portree.

Next we drove up the single track road on east of the island to a destination of Old Man of Storr, a prominent vertical finger of rock which clearly stands out on the landscape. Despite the adverse weather we climbed up the cliff to photograph the feature and admire the view.

Old Man of Storr, Skye, Scotland

Trotternish Landscape, Skye, Scotland

Next, we continued north stopping to view Mealt Falls and Kilt Rock at a cliff face which was buffeted by the strong winds.

Kilt Rock and Mealt Falls, Skye

Next, we drove across the top of Trotternish to view the Quiraing, a dramatic landslip caused by the weight of volcanic lava on a weaker underlying rock.

Quiraing, Skye, Scotland

Tour Guest at Quiraing, Skye

Next to Uig, a ferry port for lunch.

Next to visit the unique conical shaped hills in Fairy Glen.

Fairy Glen, Skye, Scotland

Next to Dunvegan Castle. Here we visited the gardens and ventured out on a small boat to view the seals which were basking on the local rocks.

Dunvegan Castle, Skye, Scotland

 

Spring blooms at Dunvegan Castle, Skye

Common Seals at Dunvegan, Scotland

Common Seal at Dunvegan, Skye.

Finally, we returned along the west of the island to our lodgings in Broadford.

This evening we noticed this unusual ‘spotlight’ effect as we travelled to our restaurant.

Spotlight on Skye, Scotland

Tomorrow our objective is Edinburgh via the west coast and Glencoe.

 

 

 

 

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