20 Aug 2014

Skye High :: #VisitScotland Pt 4

There was one particular reason Visit Scotland wanted me to go to Skye.  It was to experience the Tattie Bogal Scarecrow Festival.  I don't know if I arrived too late, if they'd been moved because of the bad weather (doubt it, people on Skye laugh in the face of bad weather - I assume), but there were no tattie bogals in sight.  I was genuinely disappointed!  But never mind.

After a good search post-distillery I accepted that it wasn't going to happen and decided to explore the island some more instead.  I drove toward Portree via Sligachan, struggling to see the scenery around as real rather than a painting or film set the whole way.


Suffice to say that the Isle of Skye is absolutely bloody ruddy crikey blimey o'reilly stunning!



Look at that
Look!
Look at that!!
WOW

Head in the clouds HAR HAR HAR!

Look.  At.  That.
It was then back in the car to arrive at Portree and appreciate more generally stunning nature.





Portree is very pretty.  I also did what I do best in any place - I found a decent cafe.  Cafe Arriba to be precise.





The view from Cafe Arriba



I was going to go to a restaurant, but sitting by the sea tucking into good old fish and chips was good enough for me!  The fish was as fresh as can be too.

I then headed home for an early night, I decided plenty of rest before the journey home the next day was a good idea going by how exhausted the journey up had left me!


This was the view from my B&B by the way, which was just outside of Edinbane.  It was so peaceful and quiet up there!


The next morning I was on the road by 7:30am leaving what had been an excellent few days in Scotland!  Yes, things hadn't gone exactly to the plan, but that's the way it goes with travel and that's okay.  I still had a brilliant experience, thank you Visit Scotland for inviting me along!

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