The Far Cuillins
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.