The next morning we had a wonderful breakfast - we took the continental option which was great. Meat, cheeses, buns, toast, fruit and we had started with a small bowl of porridge so we were set for the day!
Then we walked over to the Tourist Info centre and got on our tour to Skye. We had a most informative driver/tour guide. He wasn't as funny and personable as the one I had out of Glasgow but we did learn a lot. Now if I could just remember it!! There were 29 of us - from all over the world.
Our first stop was Eilean Donan castle...wow. The weather was the pits so the pictures could have been better but oh well...I plan to do a separate post on this castle when I get home....it is privately owned and was a ruin until earlier last century. What a stunning backdrop for the castle.
Then over the bridge to Skye. When I last visited Skye in 1994 there was no bridge - just a ferry. We drove through Broadford and on to Portree where we had an hour and a half break to have lunch and look around. We immediately headed down to the harbour.
We then grabbed a sandwich and had a quick cup of tea in the pub after looking in the shops. I really liked Portree and can see me basing myself there some day and taking day trips (by bus of course) around the island.
Our next stop was at a waterfall and scenic outlook. Don't ask me where...but it was lovely.
|View of the bridge to Skye from the Kyle of Lochalsh|