Leaving Our Isle of Skye Base Camp!

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Dawn rising at Loch Portree and beyond
I don't remember what time I woke up but I do remember it was still dark outside as Mar and I were preparing a breakfast of scrambled eggs and toast with an orange juice chaser. While we ate the skies, as seen from the hostel's dining area, transitioned from indigo to periwinkle with streak of pale pink flared over the still waters of the loch...it was a gorgeous view.

I was sad to leave Skye and its breathtaking landscapes and the seemingly endless number of "walks" over and through rugged terrain. I will definitely return to see the heather and thistle in blooming glory and the wind and water-chiseled granite peaks and basalt crags.

On our way off the isle on A87, we stopped briefly by a rolling stream that cut through Glen Sligachan for a photo op of the Black Cuillin. By the stream was a puddle that had iced over from the frigid temperature from last night.
Me, Glen Sligachan, and Am Binnean Dearg (Red Hills) in the distance. Marsco peak on the right.
Mar used her heel to crack the ice in a manner reminiscent of cracking the burnt sugar crust on a creme brulee. We laughed at each other as we found joy in the mundane...awh simple pleasures!











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ISLE OF SKYE & THE HIGHLANDS 3 DAY TOUR

Full Details & Itinerary

Day 3
You will be collected from your accommodation and travel south through the Cuillin Hills and back over to the mainland for stunning views over Loch Duich and the 5 Sisters of Kintail. Onto Loch Ness for lunch and the possibility of spotting "Nessie". There is a boat trip (Summer only) available here that will get you that bit closer! Heading south now through the Grampian mountains along Loch Laggan, famous now as "Monarch of the Glen Country" before passing Dalwhinnie, home to Scotland's highest whisky Distillery, and onwards past Blair Castle stopping for refreshments before heading back to Edinburgh past Perth and over the Forth Road Bridge. Arriving at 19.00 approx.

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