Skye 2012 – a final fling

Posted by @ 1:17 pm on Sunday 23rd September, 2012.

After packing the car and saying our farewells to the cottage we headed south on a mission to find the fabled otters of Kylerhea. It was another fine day so we had a few photo-stops on the way:

Clouds over the Red Cuillin and Broadford Bay

The same view in a temperamental scrolly-thing

Looking down Kylerhea Glen

There were good views from the track between the car-park and the otter-hide:

Kyle Rhea meets Loch Alsh

The Far Side

Down at the hide there was much to see. For starters there was this elaborate seagull-perch:

Minor Light

There were seals and birds in abundance but the otters were nowhere to be seen:



 After an hour or so we gave up on the otters and went back up the track to the car. We got more pics:

Speckled Wood


How wind-power used to be

Another Speckled Wood

Glenelg Bay

As above but wider

Down at the ferry slipway:

This one's for Mr. Sloman



A tad nippy

The ferry


After the crossing we headed up the Old Military Road along Glen More towards Shiel Bridge, stopping at Bealach Ràtagain to admire the view around the head of Loch Duich:

The view from Bealach Ràtagain

The view of the view from Bealach Ràtagain

The rest of the journey was picture-worthy but we were pressed for time, needing to get to The Real Food Cafe for some sustin. We managed a couple of photo-stops:

The head of Loch Garry - a bit of Scotland that's shaped like Scotland

Anna at the Loch Garry viewpoint

You'll know where this is


After raiding The Real Food Cafe it was a non-stop drag to our overnight stop at the less-than-luxurious Dumbarton Travelodge, but we did appreciate the fine scenery around Loch Lomond.

The next day was a drudge day as expected... motorway > Penrith Little Chef > home.

It had been a great week, it's a shame there was so much time spent in the car.

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3 Responses to “Skye 2012 – a final fling”

  1. Scott says:

    I love that Loch Garry one.

    A hundred years or so ago, when I worked on Skye, seeing that Scotland shape from the bus on the way back to Glasgow was a good icebreaker for the tourists. I say "good icebreaker for the tourists", I mean "pathetic attempt at an introductory chat up line for the female tourists".


  2. alan.sloman says:

    I have thoroughly enjoyed your holiday, Sir!
    Splendid photographs of wonderful landscapes and a glorious family holiday.
    (I like the "no turbines" shot, too! 🙂 )

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