curiouswombat: (skye)
posted by [personal profile] curiouswombat at 07:02pm on 26/08/2005 under
These are the last of my scenic pictures from my trip to Skye - although I have some cat pics for another day.

I am doing this to keep my mind occupied, because if all is going according to plan, Daughter-dear is currently on a flight between Perth and Dubai - so I am worrying about her. As long as all is going well, she gets into Gatwick mid-morning tomorrow, has to wait there for hours, and gets the evening flight home, so we'll see her tomorrow about 8.45pm. I will be very, very glad to see her back on home soil!



Remember the get-your-own-ticket folk museum? Well the centre of it is this preserved ‘black house’ – the typical home of a nineteenth century island family.

Black house


This second picture is the view from the old road between Sconser and Luib – the Mountains are the Red Cuillins, and in the foreground is a salmon farm.

From Sconser to Luib

The weather a lot of the time was ’variable’ – and so the main feature of a lot of these pictures is sky!

When we crossed on that tiny ferry to Glenelg we went to see a stone-age building – a broch. They are thought to have been built for defence by large family groups – and the walls are still in amazing condition. Imagine any recently built buildings lasting over 2,000 years!

Broch at Glenelg

This is a view of Loch Duich – on the mainland – taken from the road between Glenelg and Shiel Bridge on that same trip. We looped around the loch and up to Kyle of Lochalsh where we returned to Skye via the bridge. As you can see, this picture is also doing service as an icon.

Loch Duich

And on my last full day at Skye we went over more mountains to a village called Elgol. This is the view across Loch Scavaig, there is the merest hint of a rainbow there if you look hard!

Elgol

Mood:: 'anxious' anxious

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