This morning, we departed our lodgings at Mallaig on Scottish mainland and caught the 9.30 am ferry to Armadale, Isle of Skye. Upon arrival we proceeded as follows:

Skye Ferry

  • First to the former fishing port of Isleornsay for views, shopping and pictures of lighthouse.

Isleornsay Lighthouse, Skye

Isleornsay, Skye

  • Next, round to Broadford¬†and then north, following the coast to the island capital of Portree. At Portree we stopped for scones and tea, shopping and a short walk around town including the small harbour.

Portree Harbour, Isle of Skye, Scotland

  • Next, we continued north along a narrow road, past the Old Man of Storr geological feature to Kilt Rock, a cliff edge with waterfall.

Old Man of Storr, Skye, Scotland

Kilt Rock, Skye, Scotland

  • Next, through Staffin¬†and up a very narrow mountain road to the Quiraing, a prehistoric landslip. Due to a combination of no parking space and rain we carried on along the north of the island to the ferry port of Uig¬†where we stopped for lunch at a harbourside restaurant with sea views.

Lunch at Uig, Skye

  • Next, we drove to Dunvegan Castle, home of the Chief of Clan MacLeod. Main interest here was the seal watching trip which we enjoyed and enable us to gain close proximity to a large colony of common seals basking on the rocks.

Dunvegan Castle, Isle of Skye, Scotland

Common Seals at Dunvegan, Skye

  • After leaving Dunvegan, we drove south to Broadford¬†passing the Iron-Age Broch¬†and stopping for photographs at a quaint, thatched cottage. In the evening, the group dined at Creelers seafood restaurant.

Quaint Cottage, Skye, Scotland

Tomorrow, we visit the Great Glen, Loch Ness and Culloden Battlefield.

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