the isle of skye

I recently came across this incredible video and was reminded of the amazing week we spent in Scotland last August. I realized I’d only gotten one post up and that I had a lot more photos to share. So with a slight (ha!) delay of about a year, here’s the second batch of memories, this time from the tantalizingly beautiful Isle of Skye. What a place, I cannot wait to go back there and explore more!

Make sure you watch the video itself once (at least) to enjoy the breathtaking views. Then play it again so you can have the music in the background as you scroll down through the photos, there’s around 30.

By the way, the overview post on Scotland is perhaps my all-time personal favorite so if you haven’t seen it, do check it out πŸ™‚

 
 
Overlooking Lock Duich just as we’re about to enter Skye. We drove to as high up as we could and then walked a bit to get to this ridge, but it was well worth it, even with the typical Scottish weather as you can see from the dark clouds πŸ˜‰

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Eilean Donan Castle, one of the most famous landmarks of the country.

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Perfect driving roads on Skye for any enthusiast.

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Can’t even tell you what castle this was, too many of them πŸ˜‰

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A typical sight for Skye. Just look at the colors!

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Our faithful companion.

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Loch Mor at dusk.

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What a shoreline with those dramatic cliffs. Imagine them lit by the sun at sundown, it would have been too good πŸ™‚

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Here’s part of the reason you get such amazing colors when you look at the landscape πŸ˜‰

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Easily my favorite shot — quite candid as well, I was not expecting my buddy to start pushing me as we were waiting for the self timer πŸ˜€

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Neist Point is incredibly beautiful, the photo cannot do it justice.

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Despite the sometimes unwelcoming conditions, the weather was kind to us around sunset. The orange/pink-ish colors of the clouds complemented the lighthouse nicely πŸ™‚

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Just to put things in perspective, the cliff is huge!

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Jaywalkers πŸ˜‰

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Another absolute favorite from the trip is this long exposure shot at dusk on the way to Glenbrittle where we were going to spend the night. We were so lucky πŸ™‚

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Morning on the hill, overlooking Bualintur and Loch Brittle with RΓΉm island in the distance. I’ve left this image clickable so you can enjoy it in full πŸ˜‰

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Narrow roads and rainbows… I mean, you can’t ask for more really πŸ˜‰

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Another landmark of Skye — the old Sligachan bridge. A bit too touristy for my taste, but you can’t not see it πŸ™‚

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Somewhere around Skye.

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What better to do at the end of the road than take a photo on the random leather chairs you find there πŸ˜‰

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The view of the highlights around Elgol, one of the most spectacular sights of the trip for sure. Also a clickable image.

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Feeling small.

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Feeling smaller.

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Feeling smallest πŸ˜‰

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A nice little walk with the sun out, you have to take advantage πŸ™‚

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Even in August the temperatures were not exactly what I would call beach proof with the water easily below 10C… which was not an excuse not to take a dive πŸ˜‰ Good (cold) memories!

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Most beaches are actually made of rock.

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Point of Sleat lighthouse with the Eigg island to the right.

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They seemed excited πŸ˜‰

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I left this image for last on purpose because for some reason it’s quintessential Scotland in my mind. I can’t remember where it was from, but oh my was it a sight to see!

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I’ll hopefully share more from Scotland in the coming weeks. If you liked this, please do consider sharing with friends πŸ™‚

 
 

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10 thoughts

  1. Incredible video. My heart was in my mouth watching it. But so beautiful as are the photos. It’s about thirty years since I’ve been on Skye and worked there for a while during summer holidays. These photos and the footage brought the time sharply back to life.

  2. Beautiful photos! I almost want to cry, because I love and miss that place. And even with the typical Scottish dark clouds, it is still magical. I certainly want to return some day, and hopefully with a car.

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