This morning, we departed our Duisdale lodgings and embarked on a trip as follows:
First, drive north towards the village of Staffin stopping en-route to photograph the Old Man of Storr.
Next ¬†on to Staffin where we connected with a local natural history expert at Staffin Museum. Staffin and other nearby locations have produced good specimens of fossilised dinosaur footprints dating from the Jurrasic period. The museum holds some original fossils and some copies. The expert took us to Staffin beach and location of some footprints remaining in situ but, unfortunately, the specific location was covered in sand. We did see evidence of fossilised oysters.
Next, across the northern tip of Skye, past the Quiraing and Uig Bay to the Fairy Glen which is as small valley populated with conical shaped hills.
Next, south to the Fairy Pools, about one hour drive from Uig. This is an extremely popular site comprising of a series of pools created and by and filled by a fast flowing stream which appears to drain from the nearby Cuillin Hills and cascades down into the valley below.The water temperature is very cold in which context we encountered a couple swimming in wet suits. Access to the Pools entails a round trip hike of about 1.5 miles.
Finally, we returned to Broadford and then on to our lodgings in Duisdale.