Scotland – Isle of Skye

Saturday 21st July 2018

We were initially going out with Tim, the local photographer in the afternoon / evening however the weather predicted that it would start raining so we shifted it to the morning. We had a wonderful breakfast prepared by Tim, (also our B and B host), which was delicious, fresh and hot. Given that the weather was cloudy and misty, we headed south first, (which is Tim’s preferred option anyway). Our first stop was Loch Ainort. One of the picturesque places that we saw yesterday. Tim helped us with composition and how to capture the light and mists.

After this stop we travelled to Isle Ornsay. This was a picturesque little village. Once again working on composition and the settings to capture the light and weather.

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Our next stop was near Bradford at the ruins of a very old church – Cill Chriosd Church. It was constructed around the 16th Century and was used until 1840.

The next amazing place was Elgol. This was a harbour and has many boats leaving from here. We called in to a little cafe to pick up a small lunch to eat by the water (although it was too cold to eat outside and we sat in the car). After lunch we went walking on the ‘beach’ (although there was NO sand in sight – it was all rocks).

After we had finished here we headed off to Sligachan. This is where the creek has this most beautiful bridge over it. Sadly, the weather hadn’t improved since this morning, so we just made the most of it. This is where Tim taught us how to do a trick within the camera that we thought couldn’t be done. Mind blowing! Just stunning scenery.

After here we headed to the north of Skye. Our last stop was Quiraing. We had a couple of stops on the way here, taking photos of the northern highlands. Again, it was cloudy, misty and windy with some rain every now and again. We got up to the top and parked the car and were amazed at this environment. Even in the typical Scottish summer weather, this was amazing.

We headed back ‘home’. Tim had rang and booked us a table at a restaurant in Portree called The Granary. The food was outstanding! It was so delicious. The town seemed rather small with lots of accommodation. There were many people with campervans and even tents down near the creek, where we parked the car.

We headed back home so we could pack and have an early night. Up early tomorrow so we can go to Fort William via Eileen Donan Castle and a couple of other stops.

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