The Far Cuillins

Broadford, Isle of Skye, Scotland
Thursday, August 10, 2006

We managed to get away early only because breakfast was served early and we had to get up for that. We drove the final 100kms to Mallaig alongside gorgeous lochs and mountains, mostly on single lane roads. This is always fun - backing up 200 metres when you meet a tourist bus on the corner.

We made it to the ferry and as every other smart cookie had booked ahead, we were put on a waiting list for the 10.30 departure. Luckily, we were one of the last two cars on and the half hour crossing to Armadale was uneventful.

We didn't want to repeat the previous night's accommodation hunt so we stopped at Broadford and found B & B early. Once that was taken care of, we could explore the island at leisure. We were headed over to Dunvegan when we picked up a couple of hitch-hikers and detoured to Glenbrittle. It was a fabulous, windy seven mile single lane track into the wilderness and at the end of the road there was nothing but a Youth Hostel!

We spent the rest of the day cruising around the north west part of the island and checking out all the little crafty shops and old croft museums. We returned through Portree and chanced upon a Continental Market - we didn't bother with the olives and pickles but we did indulge in coconut ice and baklava.

01 Scottish summer
Scottish summer
02 Mallaig
03 Eeny meeny miney mo - I choose the silver one
Eeny meeny miney mo - I choose the silver one
04 See the black cloud
See the black cloud
05 See the blue sky
See the blue sky
06 The Cuillins
The Cuillins
07 Cool landscapes
Cool landscapes
08 Very cool landscapes
Very cool landscapes
09 Single lane roads
Single lane roads
10 Cool mountains
Cool mountains
11 Cool mountain up close
Cool mountain up close
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