Monday, December 11, 2006

3 days in Skye

Speed bonnie boat like a bird on the wing,
Onward, the sailors cry.
Carry the lad that's born to be king
Over the sea to Skye.
- Skye Boat Song (traditional)

(Chris has been dying to go to Skye for years!)

We headed out of Edinburgh at 8am on Sunday and drove north on the A87 and crossed the bridge at Kyleakin and stoped for a snack in Broadford the main supply town. We drove along the east side of the island to Portree the main city where we stopped at our B&B around 3:30.

Took a quick nap and then set out in to town for dinner at the Cullen Hills Hotel in Portree.

The next day we headed west due to the stormy weather and visited Dunvegan Castle the home of the Macleods. We then headed down the west coast to Carbost to visit the Talisker whisky distillery, the distillery on Skye. From there we headed back to Portree for another nap and then into town for dinner at the Bosville Hotel.

The next day the weather much improved so we set out to explore the north of Skye. We stopped at Kilmuir Cemetary where we saw the grave of Flora Macdonald the famous lady who helped Bonnie Prince Charlie escape the English. As we headed back down the east coast of Skye and headed home we stopped at Culloden Moor outside of Inverness to see the famous battlefield. Then back to Edinburgh by evening.

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