Monday, 27 October 2014

A Trip to Skye - Day Four

Monday and more horizontal rain and wind! Again it was forecast but it's not the sort of weather you can really do anything in (unless you're very hardy)

Another day of exploring Skye by car beckoned. First we headed for Dunvegan Castle and discovered it was shut (seems to be a theme!). So we headed south to see how far we could go. The answer was Kyleaken which was just south of the Skye Bridge. As seemed to be typical as soon as we stopped for photos the rain came down! A quick walk round just to stretch our legs and it was back in the car and heading north. This time we turned off towards Carbost and the Talisker Distillery. As my husband is fond of single malt whisky we wanted to check what tours were available. It turned out that the taster tour was to take place the following day. When we mentioned that I wouldn't be tasting as I would be driving they explained that I would still get the two hour tour but pay the basic tour rate. 

Having booked up for that we headed back towards Dunvegan as we had spotted a turn-off to Portree. This nine mile, mostly single track, road went through some of the most spectacular scenery I have seen. The heathers are different shades of autumnal golds set against the background of mountains. Sadly due to the nature of the road it wasn't possible to take photos.

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