Saturday, 8 November 2014


I will take you to the biggest island of the Inner Hebrides - Skye. We will arrive to the port in its informal capital, Portree.

Now we need to move to Elgol, a town so small and so remote that even mobile phones do not work there.

We will catch there a boat that, thanks to a strong hand of a local skipper, will take us on a cruise on the Loch Coruisk.

The Black Cuillin mountains in Skye are not very high but climbing them requires experience, skills and good preparation.

This part is called the "Bad Step". As our guide told us "it happens form time to time that people do not fall from it". He did not have any experience with horses so I decided not to give it a try.

Look! Seals! They seem to enjoy themselves.

The water on these rocks is believed to be the shortest river in the United Kingdom. It only has a few hundred meters. It is called Scavaig.

Of course in regions with strange rivers the bridges cannot look like everywhere else.

The little boat was a bit too shaky for my taste but the views of the Loch and the island are truely breathtaking.

Time to get back on the solid ground again. The day is cloudy so I hope that our second point of interest will be well visible. We are heading to the Storr, a rocky hill that outstands from the omnipresent meadows.

The most famous view in Skye is the Old Man of Storr, a single rock standing high in the hill. As we approach it the sun starts timidely to shine.

Now we are in the perfect observation spot to see the island ...

... and the coast line.

We still have a bit of time left - do you fancy to swim a little in the sea? Not really? Well, yeah, it is cold. Very cold. So let's at least have a closer look.

The cost line here in Skye is amazing. Does anybody know what it is?

It is called fucus and it is a type of alga. It is not the same as the one used for making sushi but actually, it is pretty tasty.

Be careful, these little rocks are very slippery!

As the water is (as expected) far too cold for a bath, I propose that we just sit here and admire this little beauty. Just do not touch it! Well jellyfishes do not bite. But their sting can be quite painful.

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