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Today, commenced with a very early start. At 5.00am I was able to take some stunning images of  a brilliant red sunrise at Broadford on Skye.

Sunrise on Skye

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Today, the weather on Skye proved relatively benign (cool but no rain) which greatly assisted our tour of the island which proceeded as follows:

  • Broadford to Portree, the latter being the island’s capital. We tracked to the coast passing islands including Pabay, Scalpay and Raasay during the drive which took about 45 mins. Note that island names end in ‘ay’ which is Old Norse (Viking) for island.
  • Upon arriving at Portree, we parked and spend about 1 hour walking around the town with its pretty harbour and shops. A friendly local butcher provided information on Haggis which he had for sale.

Portree, Skye

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This morning, our tour group departed Inverness lodgings (Mardon Guest House) promptly about 9.00am  and then commenced a drive south-west taking in the following:

  • The Great Glen ( a geological fault) including Loch Ness.
  • Increasingly mountainous scenery.

En-route to Skye

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