A Drive Around The Isle of Skye – Day 24 of 30 Days Wild

Day 24 is about our drive around the Isle of Skye showing you some of the stunning scenery along the way.

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Image credit – Lonely Planet

As previously mentioned in Day 22 we were staying in a place called Dornie on the mainland. Around 10 miles away from the bridge over to the Isle of Skye (just off the map to the right hand side).

Our drive took us up through Broadford, Sligachan and then to Portree where we stopped for a wander around the capital of the island. One shop I visited was Skye Batik where I picked up a Scottish inspired souvenir with a difference.

We then headed up north towards the Old Man of Storr one of the most famous highlights of the island. Old Man of Storr was created after an ancient landslide and has now become one of the most popular places to photograph and walk in Skye.

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Our journey took us further north to a little place called the Skye Pie Cafe. We first came across this cafe last year and I fell in love with the vintage interior. We decided to have lunch and my pie was amazing. I opted for the Thai Green Chicken Pie with Rosemary Wedges. It was so delicious!

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We then continued our journey up to the top of the island, through Flodigarry and then down to Uig which is a popular ferry port for people heading out to the Outer Hebrides. It is also home to Uig pottery. Last year I bought a puffin breakfast cup so to add to the collection this time I bought a small puffin vase.

 

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Our journey then took us back down towards Portree and then back down to the mainland. Of course we did stop on the way to admire the beautiful Cuillin Hills. These are really beautiful and so dramatic. Unfortunately we had a lot of low hanging cloud which meant the top was a bit hidden. I did however manage to get a photo just before we set off back to Dornie.

All around the island I spotted Common Cotton-grass which I have never seen before. It was if a truck had accidentally spilled a load of cotton balls which had got caught up in the grass. It was beautiful and so soft to touch. I loved watching it dance around in the breeze.

It was such a beautiful drive through a varied landscape, sometimes taking you right past the coast and other times on single track roads littered with sheep and lambs. We didn’t manage to explore the west side during this drive as we ran out of time. However tomorrow we will be heading to Elgol in the south west of Skye so expect more stunning scenery then!

Camilla-Erika x

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