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?
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.
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…
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!
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!
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…
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.
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…
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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