Scotland- Isle of Skye
|Isle of Skye, town of Bradford|
|The CalMac-Caledonian MacDonald Ferry landing in Mallaig.|
The sea weather was very benign; calm seas and virtually no winds the whole 40 minute ride across.
We headed out the next morning for Portree, about 2/3 up the east side of Skye. A quiet campsite just outside of town and some nice hiking awaited us.
|A small community just beyond our campsite, near Portree, Isle of Skye|
|A quick hike at sunrise to the hillside just above the campground. We're the 5th from the left.|
Here's Lefty in the Dungeon! This one is unique in that it's located above the kitchen. Wicked people that they were, had a grate in the floor, so while you were starving in the dungeon, located just above the kitchen..... you'd smell all the smells cooking below!
|the main foyer of the castle|
After a couple of hours of reading all the info sheets on each of the rooms.. and all of the memorabilia, we'd had our fill and headed back down the island to the 'mainland of Scotland'.
A long twisty road on the way to explore.....
A road side castle seen above the trees....
Some Bog cotton....
and finally the village of Lochcarron, our home for the night at the "wee campsite"!