Eilean Donan Castle & Isle of Skye

Trip Start Aug 22, 2009
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Trip End Sep 26, 2009


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Thursday, August 27, 2009

 

Just before we went over the Skye bridge we stopped off at the most 'romantic castle of Scotland', the Eilean Donan castle. Here we wandered inside, unfortunately they didn't allow for photography inside, here we learnt about the McRae family and its history. This castle had been destroyed and rebuilt several times, the most recent being in the 1930s. Walking out again we came across our first bagpiper busker, hhmmmm still don't know if it was a guy or a girl playing.




From here we carried on to Skye. This took us over a lovely bridge at the Kyle of Lochalsh. The Isle of Skye is one of the Islands off the coast of the mainland. It had some spectacular scenery and cliffs. After driving all the way round the north tip of the island, we stopped in Portee on the way back for some fish and chips. From here we started the long drive home. We ended up getting home around 11pm, which rounded off three very busy days with Lynda.
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desreyneke
desreyneke on

Having a ball!!!
Hi you two. It looks like you are absolutely having the best time you can. I jope you get your necklac, maybe you have to shop veeery early in the morning as they close so early.
I can not wait to read your blog every day, it feels like I am there with you

Mama

kiwiscottie
kiwiscottie on

Lonely Planet give way
Wow! You both have seen more of Scotland than I ever did. I told you you would like the Haggis in batter. All I need to relive memories is for you too buy some Highland Toffee it is a bar of toffee white wax wrapper with a highland cow on it. I remember it took a week to eat because it was so hard (you would get jaw ache)
Enjoy the rest of the trip and thanks for the photos of 72 brought a tear!
Love you both XXX

mbsteve
mbsteve on

Re: Lonely Planet give way
Heya Dad,
I've been keeping an eye out for this toffee without success... I'll try again tomorrow but course other issue is NZ customs is funny bout bringing food in so I'm unsure what to do, I'll try :)

Love you xx

pareyneke
pareyneke on

Now its time ...
to shift from the old world to Africa. no more 1,000 year castles, no more cobble stone raods. Now for a very different experience.

Keep on telling us what you see - we love reading about your experinces

Pa and Ma

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