A Scottish Holiday: The Isle of Skye

A mere 5 hours after Kat left, Will and I were stuffing our packs into Gilly’s car to head over to Skye for the weekend. Now, it may have seemed like a good idea to have the two events back to back, but I’m really a 79 yr old woman in a 29 yr old’s body. I chalk it up to good genes (thanks momma!). So, needless to say, I struggled to get pumped in the beginning. BUT, grandma got there… after sleeping most of the way.

We drove by a castle I had been wanting to see for a while, Eliean Donan Castle, woke up to snap a couple of pix, went back to sleep just to wake up for lunch a bit later. Yeah, I get the award for best backseat buddy. We then made our way over to the Fairy Pools once we got onto Skye; but not before stopping by the Talisker Distillery for a quick taster!

On Saturday Will and I went back to the Talisker Distillery to get a tour.  We met back up with Gilly and Elizabeth to hike Old Man of Storr. Now, I was not looking forward to this hike for three reasons: a) it was raining b) the midges were out for blood and c) please refer to both a and b. Yeah, I was wearing my grumpy  boots… until I realized I was in MIDDLE EARTH!!!

And this is what we do in Middle Earth.

Sunday we went out to the western most part of Skye. But it was not photographed well because my camera got a bit of water in it and my phone died (double fail). But I did manage to catch this precious momma with her baby lamb (win!).

And that was Skye!

Will and I enjoyed ourselves. We think Skye is gorgeous and it was great spending time with Gilly and Elizabeth. We’re already thinking about next year’s trip!

You can read about last year’s trip here, here, and here.