Trip Start Sep 09, 2008
22Trip End Dec 20, 2008
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Saturday morning, we left at 8 and stopped to see the red and black Cuillin hills, and dipped our faces for 7 seconds in a river there so we would be forever beautiful. We next stopped in Portree, which was a really cool little town, with a fantastic harbor view. After that, we hiked up to the Old Man of Storr, which I think was my favorite part, and the most beautiful. We saw the Kilt Rock, formed thanks to volcanic flow, and then the Faerie Glen, which had a tiny castle and strange looking hills. All along the way, our tour guide was telling stories about giants, witches, fairies, and warriors, so it was really fun, and I am glad that we happened to run into the tour group! After dinner that night, Yana and I just hung out and talked bit, then went to sleep.
Sunday, we decided, since the group was going back to Edinburgh, and it was so fun on Saturday, we would tag along with them again, which was another good decision. Along the way, we stopped to see the Eilean Donan castle, and then a few times just because it was beautiful and our tour guide wanted some pictures, as did almost everyone else. That doesn't happen on the public bus that we took to the Isle on Friday. We stopped by Ben Nevis, which we could see much better than when Arcadia passed by there for the highlands trip, GlenCoe, which, we could again see much better than before, so it was awesome. At the next stop, we saw Hamish, the famous Highland Cow, near Doune, but unfortunately, we didn't get to see the castle. It is one of the castles used in Monty Python's Holy Grail, so it would have been cool, but, ah well. The last stop before Edinburgh was Stirling for the Wallace monument, which was free thanks to St. Andrew's Day. It was too foggy to see a lot from the top, so but it was still neat. We arrived back in Edinburgh at about 6pm I think, which is not bad time.
This was definitely an awesome trip and a good way to conclude my time here!