The overriding feature today was persistent rain and wind. Notwithstanding this, we did manage to complete our tour of Skye which featured the following:

  • First to the scenic vantage point of Sligachan where the River Sligachan was in full spate, having been swollen by the heavy rain.

River Sligachan, Skye, Scotland

  • Next to Dunvegan Castle in the north of the island. This is the current and ancestral home of the chiefs of Clan MacLeod. Adjoining the castle are various gardens featuring a waterfall and colourful displays of seasonal flowers.

Garden at Dunvegan Castle, Scotland

Water Garden, Dunvegan Castle, Scotland

Dunvegan Castle, Skye, Scotland

  • Next we drove round to Fairy Glen near Uig which is home to a unique concentration of conical hills. We stopped here for photographs and views.

Fairy Glen, Skye, Scotland

Fairy Glen, Skye, Scotland

  • Next, to nearby Uig, a ferry port where we had a light lunch at the seafront.
  • Next, along a single track road cutting across the top if the island. On the way we noted some active peat cutting sites. Our destination was the rugged, volcanic landscape of the Quiraing which was,¬†unfortunately,¬†partly obscured by cloud and rain.

Quiraing, Skye, Scotland

Quiraing, Skye, Scotland

  • Next, on through Staffin to the popular visitor site of Kilt Rock, a cliff face with¬†with a waterfall cascading into the sea.

Kilt Rock, Skye, Scotland

  • Next, we tracked the coast, passing the Old Man of Storr, to Skye’s largest town of Portree which features a colourful harbour.¬†We stopped here for shopping and refreshment.

Portree Harbour, Skye, Scotland

Portree Harbour, Skye

  • Finally, we continued on down to our lodgings near Broadford. We dined at Creeler’s Seafood Restaurant.

Tomorrow we travel to Inverness and hope forecast of more clement weather is proved accurate.

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