Day three’s venture was the Isle of Skye. The night before we’d pulled off the road at 10.30pm and went straight to sleep. Waking just on time for sunset was somethin of a …. for me, but it was great. Hopping out of the van we were so suprised with the beauuuuutiful landscape around us. Right beside the most still lake, with Eilean castle standing tall and impressive on the other side. Once the sun was up, we moved on.
Always make time for some portraits!
Oh forgot to mention, it was Pancake Tuesday!!!! The Nutella was rock solid and the pancakes were cold but yano, we made it work!
Tried warmin up the nutella at the heater but it was a no-go. Still, the most scenic pancake breakfast I ever did have!
First stop on the Isle of Skye was Loch Ainort Waterfall. There was loads of room to pull of the road thankfully! So many times I shout “pull over” and there’s nowhere – so we drive by with my face pressed to the window imaginin all the cool photos I could have got ha. This time we got to go right up to the waterfall, very happy.
This was another one of those “PULL IN” moments! The Sligachan Old Bridge is awesome. There were hiking trails which we would have loved to do but sadly, not enough time on this trip.
Eoghan got a timelapse and I got some pictures, everyone’s happy!
See, happy faces!
Our main goal for the day was to get to the Old Man of Storr. It’s essentially some huge columns of rock standing high above the Trotternish Ridge, seen for miles around. It was forecasted for rain but we had the must beautiful, blue skied, sunny day! So grateful!
We got about 40 minutes into the hike up and turned around. It was unreal but again, on such a short trip we wanted to see as much as possible, and that would have ended up taking most of the day from start to finish. Plus, a couple of cold pancakes didn’t really cut it for a pre hiking breakfast!
Also this guy hiked up in his kilt. It was cold and there was a fair breeze in the air! The most scottish thing I seen on the entire trip haha.
We went driving round the rest of the Isle of Skye, stopping at a waterfall on the way. Then I fulled my tummy with mac’n’cheese.. mmmmmmm!
Then back to mainland Scotland again.
We had to pass by the Eilean Castle again and it was nearing sunset, so it was decided that we stop off there again. I’ve never been out to watch sunrise and sunset in the same day, and it was really cool to see it in the same location. Watching the different ways the light hit it at the opposite ends of the day.
Got some Instagram pictures there too cuz yano, gotta do that!
The goal for the rest of the night was to get as far as Glencoe before bed. That way we’d have as much time as possible for the next day. It was the clearest sky so on pulling up in the middle of the valley, we sat watching shooting stars. Is it just me or is there way more of them nowadays? Then it was time for sleep.
If you wana see the photos from Glencoe and day 4, they will be in the Scotland Trip part of the blog soon. Thanks for reading!