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A side trip to the Isle of Skye

Today we headed southwest through more beautiful highland country. Some of the roads were single lane tracks, where it was necessary to pull off to let oncoming traffic pass. Heavy rain clouds developed as we neared the west coast, and as we crossed the bridge to the Isle of Skye the rain started and followed us up the island to Portree. Portree is the largest town on the island and we enjoyed our morning cappuccino there.

The Isle of Skye is best known for its rugged and dramatic landscapes, though today it just looked wet! As we had a lot of distance to cover, we headed back south across the bridge to the mainland, stopping briefly at Eilean Donan Castle. The enchanting castle was built in 1220 and holds the title of the most photographed castle in Scotland!

We passed through more spectacular highland country, and the weather improved to afford us nice views. By late afternoon we reached North Connel and our hotel. After we checked in, we headed to the lovely seaside town of Oban, where we enjoyed a nice seafood dinner.

Along our drive on the Isle of Skye
Along our drive on the Isle of Skye
Along our drive on the Isle of Skye
Along the harbour in Portree
Harbour In Portree
Enchanting Eilean Donan Castle
Enchanting Eilean Donan Castle
Enchanting Eilean Donan Castle
View from our b&b window
The harbour in Oban

Posted by Jimpat 12:23

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