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posted by [personal profile] curiouswombat at 10:52pm on 24/08/2005 under
Here are just three of my Skye pictures – and they are not what you expect! I saw some wonderful signs whilst on Skye, and so I though I would share my favourites with you! Tomorrow I will do scenic ones honestly!
But in the meantime see if these amuse you as much as they did me -

This seems very sensible to me – surf while your socks swoosh!

internet access Skye style

I loved the idea of being able to buy all these in one shop – especially as it was a shop attached to the local vet’s practice as well!


And how about this for the entrance charges for a small folk museum? 'Obtain tickets' meant issue yourself one - there was a roll of tickets and an honesty box.

do-it-yourself museum
Mood:: 'amused' amused
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posted by [identity profile] at 10:18pm on 24/08/2005
Skye sounds like my kind of place; anywhere you can purchase wellies and knickers is the place to be in my book! And you could wash those smalls while trawling the internet. Love the honesty box! Wonder if they got any buttons in it? I hope not; love the naive charm it conjures up in my head. I really, really have a hankering to go there now. :D
posted by [identity profile] at 07:47am on 25/08/2005
I really, really have a hankering to go there now

It is lovely - and finding somewhere to stay should be pretty easy - it looks as if about 1/4 of the houses do B&B!
posted by [identity profile] at 10:41pm on 24/08/2005
I come across honesty boxes a lot when looking around stone circles. I am always honest.

I went to Skye when I was little but I can't remember a thing.
posted by [identity profile] at 07:48am on 25/08/2005
It was the idea of also taking a ticket, and signing the book that amused me the most - I suppose it helped keep the numbers for the accountants or something!
posted by [identity profile] at 11:58pm on 24/08/2005
Not even sure if I would have been aware of the internet when I went to Skye back in the 80's, but it doesn't look as if much else has changed.
posted by [identity profile] at 07:50am on 25/08/2005
but it doesn't look as if much else has changed.

They have a road which doesn't have single track with passing places now! Possibly even two - but they might have been different bits of the same one!
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posted by [personal profile] jerusha at 12:31am on 25/08/2005
Wow. That's really very cool. Definitely a place I wouldn't mind visiting someday.
posted by [identity profile] at 07:50am on 25/08/2005
Wait till you see the scenery ones!
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posted by [personal profile] jerusha at 01:06pm on 25/08/2005
I can't wait!
posted by [identity profile] at 12:53am on 25/08/2005
Hee, I love these. And who doesn't want to surf the net while the laundry is spinning?

There's a kiosk around here that sells cappucino and live bait. 'Cause yuppies out with their fishing rods have needs.
posted by [identity profile] at 07:52am on 25/08/2005
There's a kiosk around here that sells cappucino and live bait.

Now there's an opening for a Skye entrepeneur! There's a lot of Lochs - there must be fishermen!
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posted by [identity profile] at 02:37am on 25/08/2005
Delightful! thank you.
posted by [identity profile] at 07:52am on 25/08/2005
I'll do scenic tonight.
posted by [identity profile] at 03:23am on 25/08/2005
Wonderful pics, thanks for sharing! And I'm with you... I love the incongruity of the first one!
posted by [identity profile] at 07:54am on 25/08/2005
My friend though I was a bit odd, I think, taking pictures of the signs, but they were just so incongruous. We passed that one alsmost every day, as it was one of her local shops.
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posted by [identity profile] at 07:55am on 25/08/2005
I have to say that most of the books were about hill walking and Scotland, and the underwear was a bit more sensible than 'lingerie' would usually suggest!!
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posted by [identity profile] at 07:22am on 25/08/2005
Wellies and lingerie - what the hell is the lingerie made out of?? bwahahahahahaha!
posted by [identity profile] at 07:57am on 25/08/2005
The lingerie was fairly sensible knickers, underpants and also socks! Probably for walkers who had got drenched through to the skin more often than they had allowed for!!
posted by [identity profile] at 09:26am on 25/08/2005
Heeee! These are lovely :) But, what, no signs in Gaelic?
I may have been to that small folk museum - whereabouts was it?
posted by [identity profile] at 12:27pm on 25/08/2005
The Island's signs are designed to cater to the visitors - and presumably the large number of incomers - I heard more English voices than Scottish ones I think!

That particular museum is in Colbost, on the upper left-hand wing of the Island - not to be confused with a slightly larger one at Kilmuir on the upper right-hand wing! I'll put a picture of it up tonight.
posted by [identity profile] at 11:49am on 25/08/2005
Thank you for giving me a laugh - I particularly loved the second pic.
posted by [identity profile] at 12:19pm on 25/08/2005
Me too! My friend had driven past it once or twice a week, had been in the shop a number of times, but still hadn't noticed the sign until I saw it and burst out laughing!

She hadn't noticed the knickers/underpants in the shop either!
posted by [identity profile] at 02:11pm on 25/08/2005
Heh, I shall be treading in your footsteps some time next week. Staying in Mallaig, while planning a few island trips. The signs look friendly, and yay for an internet cafe, or rather internet laundrette.

*fingers crossed for not too much rain*
posted by [identity profile] at 07:32pm on 25/08/2005
Have a lovely time. The ferry from Mallaig to Armadale is cute - when you are used to one the size of ours, which is at least cross-channel sized! Word of warning - we met a very irate American lady at Armadale because she thought there would be a cashpoint there, and there isn't - use the one in Mallaig, or you have to go the 20 miles or so to Broadford.

Are you taking the bike? It would be a good place on a bike - almost all the roads on Skye itself are single track with passing places!


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