Dunvegan Castle, Skye

Today was characterised by a wet morning and a relatively dry afternoon.

We departed our lodgings in Plockton and drove north across the Skye Bridge through Broadford tracking the coast with first stop at Portree, the island’s principal town, where we stopped to visit shops and the colourful harbour.

Portree Harbour

Portree Harbour, Skye

Somerled Square, Portree

Next, we continued north along a rugged coastal route with Old Man of Storr geological feature on left to our first stop at Kilt Rock and Mealt Waterfall.

Mealt Falls, Skye

Next, on through Staffin to the Quiraing, another geological feature created when basalt lava flowed on to weak sedimentary rock causing a major land slip, about 60m years ago.

Quiraing, Skye

Next to the harbour of Uig where we availed of  lunch.

Uig Bay, Skye

Next to the nearby Fairy Glen and then on to the popular site of Dunvegan Castle which is home to the Chief of Clan MacLeod.

Fairy Glen, Skye

Garden archway at Dunvegan Castle

Garden waterfall at Dunvegan Castle

Dunvegan Castle, Skye

Finally, we returned down the east side through Sligachan.

Tomorrow, we move on to Inverness.