View of Skye bridge and the rainbow the distance at the village of Kileakin
Woke up that morning and was looking forward to another day full of exciting activity. When we were just leaving Kileakin, there was one of the best rainbows I have ever seen in my life! I say this because it was definitely breath taking. Maybe it was because the rainbow wasn't obscured by various buildings and modern day distractions, but it was great! I think what really make the rainbow excellent was the fact that it was surrounded by the beauty of skye bridge, the river and a mountain area. The rainbow was so large, the area was open, that it almost seemed like you could drive over to where the rainbow end to find a pot of gold! After being blessed by the beauty of the rainbow, or tour carried driving through more beautiful scenary to our first stop of the day, Sligachan bridge.
Firth in Kileaking with one of many fisher boats.
While on the bus, Neil our tour guide, told us a story about the fairies putting magic into the river, unfortunately I do know the name of the river, but I'm going to call it Sligachan river :o). Sometimes I wondered how much of the stories were real celtic folk stories as appaused to Neil's fiction book.com :o). Either way, I very much enjoyed hearing them and they made the time spent in the bus a lot more tolerable. Anyways, the story was about the fairies putting magic into the river and whoever held their head under water for 7 seconds or dunked their head 7 times in the river would be blessed with beauty throughout their life. Neil tried to solidify our group by making us all hold hands in a circle on top of the bridge. A couple of people from my tour group decided to take the plunge, I on the other hand had opted out because of fears of losing my contacts. To add to this, it was yet again another cold and chilly wet day. On that note, I kind of wished that I had done it though, I am a big fan of fairies afterall. Perhaps I shall venture again to this area and decide to participate then. The river, and it's surroundings, were beautiful. The river rushed through quickly with no end in site. The river looked very deep as well and almost looked black. I definitely would not want to be caught up in it.