Crossing the Skye Bridge
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The drive to Isle of Skye was gorgeous. Very picturesque. Lots of Lochs, ruins, colours, mountains and sky. We stopped for a stretch of the legs at Eileen Donan Castle which is a very popular Castle in Scotland. Its set out in the water, accessed by a bridge. It has a romantiscm about it which was quickly dashed when we learnt that it was a replica and the original had been lost way back in about the 18th century. I suppose it couldn't help it, the feudal history of Scotland has been the death of many great landmarks. The Castle that stands today was re-built in 1930.
After a walk and round of picture taking we got back into the car to continue our journey through the *Kyle of Lochalsh and onto the Isle of Skye. We crossed the beautiful Skye Bridge and were now on one of Scotlands many Western Isles.
Portree's a quaint little harbour town but even as the capital, it's tiny! Population of possibly 500? Haha. We found our hostel and parked up. They had room thankfully but Anna and I were put into one dormitory, with Bondy and Matt in the other. The hostel owner was very chatty, bald and a little on the weird side. But he seemed helpful enough and the hostel was very clean, one of the nicest Ive been in! That night we wandered around the small town square and found a pup in which to have a meal.
Back at our hostel we decided to loiter in the dining room playing some board game which was so frustrating that I've actually forgotten the name of it. It requires you to answer questions. Anna and I as a team failed miserably as neither of us know much about the UK other than essential travelling facts. It was pretty shocking! That night I had the best shower I've had in my entire year! The water is sooo soft and the water pressure brilliant. I stood there for ages just letting the water massage my back. It even tastes good! And the mattresses werent too bad so after my shower I had a pretty decent sleep!