The Mysteries of the Magical Isle of Skye, Scotland.

 I am fascinated about Scotland. It has an aura of mystery that I find impossible to resist. The landscapes, the culture, the history, the music… I love all about it. And the Isle of Skye has all of it concentrated in 1,656 square kilometres of pure beauty and the most amazing views… How could I resist spending a day there?

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Mystery number one: Does anyone know what this means? All I know is that is in Gaelic…

 

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A panoramic view of the valleys and the mountains of the Isle of Skye

I went to Scotland for Easter so sadly I all had was a long weekend. In April it was pretty cold and the weather was not the greatest, some would say (I would normally say too), but those landscapes are so amazing that even under bad weather is possible to take amazing pictures.

 

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Where would those roads take us?

I was staying in the Highlands, in Inverness, so I took a day trip to the Isle of Skye. Not the best way to get there because it took us about 3:30h to get here, and then we still had to go back, but at the moment it was the only way. I do want to go back and spend at least a whole day and night just exploring the Island. Still, we got to see some of the main attractions of the Isle of Skye, like the cute city of Portree, the biggest city of the island (and yet so small), with its coloured houses and the bay with the fisherman`s boats…

 

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The colourful houses of Portree.

 

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The bay of Portree.

We couldn`t help but to try the famous Fish and Chips for lunch, since we were in the harbour, no better place then here!

 

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This is where I had lunch. Fish and chips, can it be more local than that?

 

The harbour of Portree. Isle of Skye, Scotland - Guiri Insider

A friendly Scotish seagull posing for my camera! (She probably just wanted my fish and chips…)

After stopping for lunch at Portree we kept on to the north until Kilt Rock cliff, to see the famous Mealt Waterfall, 60m high from the land to the sea. Amazing!

 

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Kilt Rock and the Mealt Waterfall. Almost too beautiful to be true! 

 There was a bagpipes musician playing on the top of the cliff.  It made everything even more beautiful, though I can`t imagine how cold he was with all the wind there…

 

BAGPIPE PLAYER, ISLE OF SKYE GUIRI INSIDER SCOTLAND

I love the sound of the bagpipes!

By the way, here´s a good music to go listen while reading this post (with some amazing images too!): The Skye Boat Song

Our next stop was something from a Jurassic Park movie. And no, Im not talking about Nessie, though I did went looking for her in the Loch Ness. But now I`m talking about The Old Man of Storr. A tall pinnacle made of rock in the middle of a valley called Trotternish, with views of the peninsula and the water on the distance.

 

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The Storr rocks.

 

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Photographing dinosaurs at the Scottish Jurassic Park, the Storr.

I swear to you, I had the felling that if I just waited a little more I could see a dinosaur walking by in the valley…

 

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Aren`t those views amazing? I almost flew away taking this picture (a lot of cold wind up there) but it was worth it!

I want to go back to Scotland in the spring, I can only imagine how beautiful those landscapes will be. Have you been there? Can you recommend anything?

 

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