|Looking over Skye Bridge to Skye, from Kyle of Lochalsh|
This post is going to be dedicated to our day trip to the Isle of Skye.
There was no time for whisky tasting, exploring the fishing villages or taking too much time over our meals...... It was all about the landscapes, and we covered a lot of ground to see as much as we could!
|Reflections in Loch Ainort|
|Glen Sligachan and The Cuillin Hills|
More views from the road north..........
|The Old Man of Storr|
|Looking over Rona back to the mainland|
Fast forward to a random "pop-in" to the National Scottish Portrait Gallery, in Edinburgh, at the start of this trip..........
they were hosting a Landscape Photography Exhibition - and there was the same picture!! Reproduced as a massive print, mounted on a large wall, all to itself - and it blew me away.
More to the point, the accompanying label gave me the location - The Quiraing on the Isle of Skye.
So there I had my specific objective for our planned day on Skye.
We didn't have the time, or inclination, to go far along any of the many trails in the area - just far enough to get out of the crowd........
Below are my attempts at capturing that magnificent landscape in the north of Skye.
|and looking south again.|
With a diversion to the fishing village of Elgol to get another photographic angle on the Cuillin Hills....
and crossing back over Skye Bridge as the day turned to evening........
One of the best parts, of the one of the best days we had on this roadtrip, was the fresh, home-baked banana bread with hot chocolate and cream waiting for us at our B&B in Nostie!
Perfect end to a perfect day!