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24 Jul 2013

Chillin on the Isle of Skye

At the end of June I had a wee break away. I haven't had a proper holiday in years, I've had a few days here and there but not that full on leave everything behind and relax holiday so I was very much looking forward to it.

Paul and I packed the car full of supplies and headed towards the west coast of Scotland bound for the Isle of Skye. We were off on an adventure!

We broke up the journey by having some much needed tea and shortbread stops to allow me to get bearings. And we stayed at a B&B on the way up to Skye and in a hotel in Perth on the way back home. This is the picturesque cottage we stayed in just outside Dalwhinnie.

We visited Eilean Donan Castle it looks so tranquil you wouldn't know there were 6 coaches of tourists to the right, the loch and it's surrounds were beautiful.

Above is Plockton in the North West of Scotland apparently it has it's own micro climate and is known for it's palm tress and lovely weather.. until we turned up and it poured down with torrential rain. However we still managed to have some chips by the seaside even if it was in the dry of the car.

In Skye we stayed in a quant rustic Bothy in a traditional village called Staffin. We had no phone, no internet and no TV. We filled our days exploring the Island with it's exaggerated landscape, waterfalls, dinosaur footprints and Fairy Glen, it almost felt like you were on Middle Earth. Our evenings were spent in front of the log fire relaxing and losing all sense of time. 

I got my adventure.



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  2. Great photographs :) x


  3. you just drove to scotland on a whim. you're life is a dream.

    1. We did it last year as well. We ended up on Oban then Stirling and staying in a beautiful renovated old gypsy caravan.



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