Beyond Broadford, Skye is a postcard of rugged mountains, sheer cliffs, sweeping valleys and sea views. There are stone walls and bridges everywhere. All the houses are white washed with grey slate or occasionally, thatched roofs and further down the island you can see the remains of the crofter's cottages that were destroyed by the English hundreds of years ago. Seriously, it is impossible to describe how pretty it is. It's no wonder Bonnie Prince Charlie chose it as his refuge after Culloden.
We drove the length of the island, from Kyleaken to Portree, to Uig and back. It was 240 km all up but these are Highland miles where 1mile = about 20 Australian km, so it took us 4 hrs.
Our first stop was Portree, a bustling little seaport with some fascinating shops and a harbourside full of history. We bought some hand knitted beanies from the local craft market being held in the hall. I loved the sign that said it was open from 9am till 5 or 'thereabouts'.
|Our car is way down there near the sea!|
|The phallic looking stone is where we're heading|
|Made it to the top. That's snow on my glasses!|