The Isle of Skye

We spent two and a half days driving all the way around The Isle of Skye. We made several stops, including two hotels, one ruined castle, one castle that is still occasionally lived in, a museum and a few small towns, and I’ll write about those later, but I’ll let the following photos of the island’s landscape speak for themselves. I can see why people have tolerated the horrible weather and battled to survive here. It’s just stunningly beautiful.


And, as if the beauty of the island wasn’t enough to give us great memories of our time there, we had an added bonus. We stopped to pick up some hitchhikers in the wind driven rain and found out they were really cool people. I’ve never picked up a single hitchhiker before, thanks to my American paranoia, but they just looked so miserable and wet that we decided we’d take the risk. After all, I’m pretty sure Skye isn’t a hotbed of serial killer activity.

Please meet our new friends, who spent about a half hour with us before inviting us to come spend time with them at their homes if we find ourselves in Germany any time soon:


A mom, her son and his girlfriend on their big hiking adventure and having a great time no matter if they had rain, wind or beautiful sunshine. Thanks for brightening our day!

On the map: Click here to see this location on our Google Map.

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A Scotsman and his American photographer wife traveling the world and writing about it. Tales, reviews, photos, interviews and crazy goings on. Because you never know what's going to happen.

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One Response to The Isle of Skye

  1. Nancy J. Robertson September 9, 2012 at 8:02 am #

    Wow. This is just beautiful! It must be a haven!!