April 13, 2008

Skye part 2

During breakfast at the B&B we talked with another visitor from Amsterdam. While we were talking about living in LA, he said he had only been to one city in the states for job reasons. Guess where that was? ROCHESTER friggin' NY! The city where I was born, raised and eventually met Akiko, Rochester, NY. How's that for an entry in the Small World Journal?

Did I already mention that there was sheep EVERYWHERE in Scotland?

Both days in Skye, we drove to the North end of the island. First day we took the road up on the East side and the second day we took the West side road.

Cool old thing in Uig past Loch Snizort (yes, those are real names).

Duntulm Castle.

Carved standing stone.

Graveyard in Dunvegan.

At this point we headed South in an attempt to get to Skye's only distillery, Talisker, to take the tour before it closed. Unfortunately, we missed the final tour by about 30 minutes so we left in search of dinner. This venture was not always as easy as it would seem as most the towns in Skye were tiny and pretty much everything is closed by 5pm. Luckily our B&B host had lent us a great map and we ended up at the Sligachan Hotel where Akiko had some roasted veggies over cous cous while I had the fish pie and chips.

View at Sligachan.

Overall, Isle of Skye was a place of stunning landscapes, deep history and friendly peolpe. Both excellent photographers, Steve and Gill, were great hosts and their clean, modern B&B, Skye Picture House, was a welcome spot right on the shore with amazing veiws.

Caught this rainbow while filling the car with gas.

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