My Scotland Adventure: days 5, 6, and 7
With the wretched curse being broken on day 4, we experienced a wonderful two days on the Isle of Skye before crossing back over to the mainland and winding our way down through Glencoe, to arrive back in Edinburgh.
Our first day on the Isle of Skye was packed to the brim with beautiful sights! In the cool misty morning we stopped at a picture-perfect waterfall
and drove past the iconic Old Man of Storr rock formation. It has many legends attached to it but our guide told us that it was thought to represent an old man (standing) and his wife (sitting) who made a deal with those trickster faeries and were turned into stone.
We visited a prehistoric Broch that was located just off the side of the road
in a sheep pasture.
Remember my fear of heights?
I was feeling a little shaky up on that hill!
there was honest to goodness scottish thistle all around though,
so it was worth it.
Historic Dunvegan Castle, with it’s many strollable gardens, proved enjoyable.
My husband took a boat tour of some surrounding islands to view the seals. I thought that riding in a small motorized boat that only seated 8 people was just taunting our recent bad luck, so I declined.
The bridges and surrounding mountain views at Sligachan were lovely and one of my favorite stops of the trip.
We ended the day at our home-base of Portree, with enough time to grab dinner and wander around the picturesque port town.
The next day we took a ferry back over to the mainland. I had much more confidence in that boat…
and then we hopped on a steam train that took us to Fort William.
We couldn’t resist sneaking into the first class compartments and pretending we were on our way to Hogwarts.
We then experienced unforgettable Glencoe
before arriving back at our starting point.
Our last day was spent exploring Edinburgh itself
and wandering around the base of Arthur’s Seat. We climbed the first little bit up to the ruins of the old chapel but after our last few busy days, I did not have the energy to attempt going higher.
Oh well, there’s always next time!