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Sheep Isle of Skye

You may even see some sheep on your hiking trail. They seem to not be afraid of height at all, enjoying the fresh green grass.

Sound of Raasay Skye

When you come to the big rock formation at the end of the Quiraing trail, you have splendid views like this one across the Sound of Raasay. In the distance you can see the mountains of Wester Ross.

Kilt Rock Isle of Skye

Your next stop enroute south will certainly be the Kilt Rock which is best viewed looking north from the viewpoint just off A855. Formed of black basalt columns, which create the "folds" of the Kilt. As you can see on the photo, there is also a waterfall (called "Mealt Falls") and some seagulls showing off their flying capabilities.

Evening Sky, Isle of Skye

A shot with my wide-angle lens to capture the exciting evening sky on the Isle of Skye. In the distance you see the coastline of Wester Ross again. Wow!

Isle of Skye

Another photo of the coastline between Staffin and Portree, close to the Lealt Falls (which can not be seen from the street). If you continue past the (not too impressive) falls, you see this: steep cliffs, some ruins, and the sea.

Isle of Skye Impression

Shortly behind the old man of Storr (an exciting rock formation that was already in the clouds when we came by), you can enjoy these tiny waterfalls almost directly at the road, opposite Loch Leathan.

Loch Leathan Skye

This is a view across Loch Leathan. The camper in the front was just there by accident (there is no offical camping site) adding a feeling of remoteness to the picture.

Loch Fada Skye

Loch Fada, seen from its southern tip. You will recognize that a strong wind was blowing (just look at the water). In the back you can see "The Old Man of Storr", the needle-like rock formation which measures 50 meters (165 feet) in height. The mountain is 718 meters (2358 feet) high.

Portree Skye

This is the harbour of Portree. Now, this is another town where you can easily spend two or three days, using it as base to explore Trotternish and the Isle of Skye. The town has everything you need (restaurants, supermarket, gas station, pubs). Unfortunately, very few B&Bs are available for such a long time without pre-booking, so we recommend to book your accommodation early the same day or even the day before you get to Skye.

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