Wa oot ... in teuchter land...
Trip Start Apr 28, 2007
65Trip End Oct 26, 2007
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En route to Isle of Skye we spotted a walking track up a hill beside the loch to Cairn o "something" that we don't remember, and climbed for an hour or so to the first cairn. Then onto Skye which turned out to be Scotland's tourist capital with European number plates and many nationalities everywhere, especially at Portrees which is a picturesque fishing village where we stayed for just one night. The bonus there was free wi-fi, and the weather was now bonnier and temperatures in the mid teens.
Skye is the home of Scotland's Gaelic renaissance.
Dunvegan Castle is in the north west
The west coast of Scotland is so very different from the east coast where Jen had spent so much time previously. Both Lavender and Ros had encouraged us to visit this side of the country, and we left very glad we had been and seen. It is magnificent wild scenery, and whereas the east coast is characterised by granite-y hewn stone buildings, the west coast buildings, though still stone, are whitewashed and simple.