Monday, 27 October 2014

A Trip to Skye - Day Two

Saturday morning meant being woken by geese on the lake behind the services. Luckily not too early! A quick look outside showed that this Days Inn is set in one of the more picturesque motorway services.

Once breakfast was over we set off North again heading for the village of Uig. South of Glasgow the scenery is nice but not spectacular. Once past Glasgow however that changes.

The road bends around Loch Lomond before heading off towards the magnificence of Glencoe. If you've never been but have seen the film Highlander then the scenes of Conor MacLeod & his wife are filmed in Glencoe. It is simply one of my favourite places in these isles.

Once through Glencoe Fort William beckoned where a quick stop for lunch and a supermarket shop gave us a break. Fort William is the nearest town to the Nevis range and is a haven for tourists and walkers/mountaineers alike. I have previously spent the odd day there quite happily including having an unexpected private tour of the distillery.

Supplies for the week collected we drove past the turn off for the Nevis range and headed towards the Kyle of Lochalsh and the Skye Bridge. Until fairly recently the only way to reach Skye was by ferry. Then the bridge was built which originally was tolled. A campaign by the locals has resulted in the toll being dropped.

Once across the bridge we carried on northwards past Portree until a few miles short of Uig where our home for the week was situated. It only had 3 rooms but was spacious and comfortable enough for the two of us.

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