Eilean Donan Castle and on to Skye

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For lunch we stopped off at a northern fishing port town where we got some fish and chips. There was also a challenge by Gordon to buy a toy for under £3 from the local shop. It was a bit of a crazy shop - in an odd way, hardware store downstairs, toy shop come bits & bobs shop upstairs. For £2.99, I purchased a small toy boat, thinking about the connection tot he local area, but no, others went for mroe more inguiness toys, like the wind-up fish, the bubbling pen, and the 'Jacobs ladder'...wow, are they still being made?!?

From this small fishing town, we continued in our westerly direction towards what we thought would be our next stop, Skye; but no, Gordan had another surprise in store for us; this chap was full of surprises. We were going to stop off at Eilean Donan Castel (the most photographed castel inthe world, I will have you know). Just as we arrived the rain came in, so limited the potentail for good phots. We went insisde and onc told a lilttle history about the palce were left free to roam the castle. Inside, the castle felt really warm and cosy with wooden flooring in most areas, Unlike other castels which have mostly stone flooring. I leared that It was like this from when it was in mainly inhabited. Today the decentant family still use the castel some weekends as a retreat.
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Eilean Donan
photo by: highlandmist