The Coast of Skye, near Culnacnoc
Scotland – Skye, Day Three
For the third day in Skye we decided to join a small group tour of the Island, as this allowed me to not have to focus on driving, and would make for a more relaxed adventure around Skye. As we’d seen Dunvegan Castle and much of the town of Portree, we chose a nature tour, which melded perfectly with my desire to be able to make some images. The issue with most tours is that unless you book a private tour, you can’t just stop anywhere, but I must say, the company we chose, Real Scottish Journeys, did a fantastic job. They have 16 seat vans and make every effort to cater to evryone’s interests. The Guide was superb and we had a great day.
The journey went in a kind of counter-clockwise route (although there are no real “circular” routes around Skye), and we saw the Old Man of Storr, the Kilted Rocks and the highland plateaus above Uig all in the morning. After a great lunch just before Neist, we drove out to the lighthouse at Neist Point, which has absolutely amazing scenery and an impressive set of steps to get down to the lighthouse. We managed all that, plus got to see a Fairy Glen and then visited the famed Fairy Pools, and the Guide did an exceptional job relating the Scottish folklore behind all of this. A most worthwhile trip, and as a photographer, I must say, he drove us to spots I never would have seen, in one case because I never would have attempted the drive!
A simply great day. We got back to Portree for a late supper and got ourselves packed and ready to go as the next day we’d leave Skye, after one more Skye adventure, and then drive to Oban – but all that is for next week!
Kilted Rock and Falls
The Fairy Glen
The Old Man of Storr
The Fairy Pools falls
Rubh An Dunain - the road to the home of MacAskills