Highland Tour - Day 3
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Today was our first and only full day on the Isle of Skye. The Isle of Skye is part of the Inner Hebrides Islands in western Scotland. We started out on the A855 north out of Portree towards Old Man of Storr. Unfortunately, we couldn’t see this see this famous rock formation because it was covered in clouds. Our next stop was Kilt Rock followed by the Quiraing. We stopped at the hill next to the Quiraing, where Hamish and I hiked up the hill. I later found out the name of the hill was Kilmuir Hill at an elevation of 466 meters. After hiking back down, we drove to Duntulm Castle ruins followed by a brief stop at a Celtic cemetery and Crofting (Thatched farm houses) museum. We lunched in Uig on the northern end of Skye and watched the ferry boat come in from the Hebrides. After lunch, our route took us south on the A87 from Uig to Fairy Glen. After hiking in the Fairy Glen up to the Fairy Castle (a small hill), we headed towards Dunvegan on the A850. We toured Dunvegan Castle and Gardens and learned about the Clan McLeod and the Fairy Flag. Afterward, on our way out we stopped at Fairy Bridge and also drove by Dun Beag Broch. Hamish took a shortcut on B855 back across the island to Portree. Today’s unpredictable Highland weather was actually pretty good despite raining a few times in the morning. Walked = 9.14 miles.