British Coastal Road Trip

Day 19 – Isle of Skye (Day 2)

Heading northwest on our second full day on the Isle of Skye today.  Then looping up to the Waternish peninsula, across to Neist Point, before heading south to Glenbrittle and the Cuillin Hills.

 

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Coastal Road Trip, Waternish
Views along Waternish Peninsula.

 

Treaslane

Coastal Road Trip, Treaslane, views to Uig Bay and Loch Snizort
Views from Treaslane over to Loch Snizort.  Love the tree shadow on the grass in the morning sun.

 

Edinbane

Coastal Road Trip, Edinbane, Loch Snizort
At the foot of the Waternish Peninsula with Loch Snizort in the distance.

 

Waternish

Coastal Road Trip, Waternish, Fairy Bridge
The Fairy Bridge entering the Waternish Peninsula.
Coastal Road Trip, Waternish
The odd burst of sunlight through the dark cloudy sky gave a moody feel to the landscape.

 

Dunvegan Castle

Coastal Road Trip, Dunvegan Castle, Julian, Jarno
Another day, another castle!  Since the 11th century Dunvegan Castle has been the seat of the chiefs of the Clan Macleod.  Unfortunately not a National Trust for Scotland or Historic Scotland property so we had to pay for a look around.
Coastal Road Trip, Dunvegan Castle
A somewhat brutal looking castle, but impressive none the less.
Coastal Road Trip, Dunvegan Castle, Loch Dunvegan
The view from the castle down Loch Dunvegan.
Coastal Road Trip, Dunvegan Castle, Garden, Flowers
In contrast to the rather grey castle the gardens were in full bloom…
Coastal Road Trip, Dunvegan Castle, Garden, Flowers
…full of colourful flowers.

 

Neist Point

Coastal Road Trip, Neist Point, Jarno
Thumbs up from Jarno at Neist Point.  Despite the pouring rain we put on our waterproofs and hiked down to the lighthouse.
Coastal Road Trip, Neist Point
Dramatic views north.
Coastal Road Trip, Neist Point Lighthouse, Julian, Jarno
Neist Point Lighthouse coming into view.
Coastal Road Trip, Neist Point Lighthouse
Looked good from a distance…
Coastal Road Trip, Neist Point Lighthouse
… but up close it was clearly in need of some love and care, and almost felt abandoned, despite it still being in use (operated remotely).

 

Bracadale

Coastal Road Trip, Bracadale, Loch Harport
Lush green coastal valleys surrounding Loch Harport on the way south to Glenbrittle.

 

Glenbrittle

Coastal Road Trip, Glenbrittle, The Cuillin Hills
Wow, this was the view from our hostal room window for the night.  No mobile signal or wifi … but who needs them when you have a view like that!

 

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