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Europe » United Kingdom » Scotland » The Highlands May 27th 2006

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Europe » United Kingdom » Scotland » The Highlands » Stromeferry May 18th 2006

Today was spent on the beautiful an t-Eilean Sgitheanach, or the Isle of Skye, as it's known to most people. The Isle of Mist and Cloud. Sligachan was the first stop for the day, in the Red Cuilins. It had been raining so much, the river was just wild. We got to stand in the screaming wind and rain listening to Simon tell us one of the many variations of the legends of Skiach (it's pronounced skih-hath, for those not familiar with Gaelic pronunciation, emphasis on the first syllable). Then it was back on the bus and off to Port Rìgh (Portree), capital of Skye. Port Rìgh (Port of Kings) is a beautiful little town, what an amazing setting for a town! Would love to live there one day, just to be able to admire the ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » Scotland » The Highlands » Stromeferry May 17th 2006

Wow! A busy but incredibly awesome day! Checked out of the hostel bright and early, bought myself a t-shirt, that says Nice Ass on the back (it's black, know me...why go for colour if I don't have to...). Trekked up to the Wild in Scotland office, which I had located the day before, since I like to know where I'm going. Lessens my chances of being late for things. The other people on the tour are really cool (well, except for 2, but whatever, they seem to be keeping to themselves): Chad, who is from Perth, Western Australia, totally exciting for me, because I used to live there! Luca, who is from Genova, Italy. Tanya, who is from Vancouver (whoo hoo! Go fellow Canadian!) Tina & Cindy, who are from Taiwan, sisters, and while Cindy ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » Scotland » The Highlands May 7th 2005

We toured Inverewe Gardens Saturday morning beside Loch Ewe. It has different types of exotic plants and started in1862. At times we would try to take shelter under the trees from the rain, but it didn't work well. The gardens were large and covered different areas like a walled garden and woodlands, along with the centre and gift shop. We got petrol in a town called Laide. On the A832 we found Gruinard Bay and walked on the beach where I found many pretty, pastel colored seashells. We also stopped at a viewpoint of Little Loch Broom. The further we drove, the more mountainous it became and some of them had snow on them. I think it was the Strathmore Mountains and in this area, we experienced rain which turned into sleet. A couple minutes later ... read more
One of many funny signs
Inverewe Gardens
Inverewe Gardens

Europe » United Kingdom » Scotland » The Highlands May 3rd 2005

We were up at 8am for breakfast Tuesday, and took the 8007, mostly single track road to Ardnamurchan Point Lighthouse. It was a long, desolate but beautiful drive, taking a couple of hours to reach the most westerly point on Great Britian. The road was narrow so Suzi (or the other driver) had to pull to the side of the road for the other to pass (and usually with a wave). It was very foggy when we arrived but made the lighthouse look mysterious. Our guide took us to the top and told us its history; which was built in 1849 by the Stevenson family. We saw the engine room, foghorn, keepers cottage and exhibition centre. While we were at the top, the fog lifted and the weather was clear and warm. The isles of Muck, ... read more
Ardnamurchin Point
Ardnamurchin Point Lighthouse
At the top of the lighthouse

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