Today we have managed to get around and see quite a bit. We started off a bit later than I had originally planned as the hotel we are stopping in doesn’t start serving breakfast until 8am (Apparently they do do a packed breakfast for those who want to leave earlier, but I want a full cooked breakfast!).
Due to the fact I’d ninja’d in the Cuillins and Shigachan Bridge yesterday, we had a bit more free time anyway; but we were working against the clock due to the weather.
In the last few weeks I have become someone obsessive about checking the weather. The forecast has been favourable, especially when you consider that we are in Scotland, but today has showers forecast in the afternoon.
Luckily the only major walking we really had planned for today was to the Fairy Pools. Off we went and just as we were 1 minute from the car it started to rain – so the timing was spot on.
Next we drove to Talisker bay, and we arrived there almost by accident. There isn’t a lot of signal on the Isle of Skye so we had to kind of aim in what we thought was the right direction. kB saw a sign for an Oyster Shed which said it served lobster and chips for £8.50 and so following his belly we went that way rather than the direction I thought Talisker was in. It turns out that this was a good move, because before we made it to the Oyster Shed we saw a sign for Talisker and followed that.
As we got to the Bay we could see the rain coming in so we didn’t stop long. We got showered on as we walked back to the car but the rain wasn’t too heavy and it didn’t last too long.
The last stop of the day was Nesit Point Lighthouse. Again with no sat nav we set off blind, but I knew that Dunvegan was in the right direction so we started off following the signs for that. Once we had reached Dunvegan we started following signs for Glendale as I knew, again, that that was in the right direction. On our way to Glendale there were signs for the lighthouse so we followed those and arrived without getting lost! 🙂
It was really, really windy at the lighthouse, and once again we could see the rain coming in. This time we made it back to the car before it started to pour it down. So we’ve been quite lucky to mainly miss the rain today. Fingers crossed for tomorrow! 🙂