December 28th, 2007 – by: TRE69
Mar heading to Somerled Square
We crossed over Loch Alsh onto the Isle of Skye via the Skye Bridge. It was completely dark now so we couldn't see what we were driving past so I fell asleep until we got to our final destination for the night...the city of Portree! After a quick drive around the city center and Alex briefing us on where to grab dinner (especially since it was low season and the holidays and many places were closed), where the grocery store was, and what time we would meet him and the mini coach in the morning, he drove all of us to our accommodations.
Another reason I booked this tour with Rabbie's Trail Burners was that we got to choose what type of accommodations we wanted...hostel, bed & breakfast, or hotel.
Since Mar and I wanted to be as cheap as possible, staying at a hostel was an affordable option. The folks at Rabbie's even booked the reservation for us immediately after we booked the tour. The folks at Rabbie's also forwarded me info about our hostel in advance so I knew exactly what the hostel looked like and how it was review by past guests. All we had to do was pay the proprietor of the hostel as soon as we got there which, in our case, was Bayfield Backpackers.
I don't recall if we were dropped off first or last...all I can remember was that it was me, Mar and the group of coworker/friends from India via UK that stayed at the hostel. After checking in we headed to our room which already had an occupant. Our hostel roommate was Miriam from Quebec, Canada.
Me and the War Memorial at the center of Somerled Square
She, too, was doing a tour of the Isle of Skye but was leaving the following morning. Since she was leaving early and didn't want to lug around extra baggage, Miriam offered us the rest of her loaf of bread and a practically full jar of peanut butter. Miriam's kind and thoughtful gesture reminded Mar and I how super hungry we were. Mar and I quickly freshened up and headed up to the Bosville Hotel for dinner because it was recommended by Alex.
Dinner was great but now we were super full. Nearby the Bosville was the grocery store which was still open so we hit it up for provisions for the next day...half dozen eggs, a liter of orange juice, bottled water, and Irn-Bru 32, a delicious citrus flavored energy drink. The light rain soon got a bit heavier and we were getting chilled to the bone so we decided to head back to the hostel for the night because tomorrow will be another long day on the road. The walk back was peaceful and quiet but in an eerie way...the town seemed so dead and it was only like 8 or 9 at night.
Portree Restaurants, Cafes & Food review
Delicious Dining at a Boutique Hotel
Bistro Restaurant is an informal and casual dining establishment housed inside the Bosville Hotel which overlooks picturesque Portree Harbor.
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