I spent last week in Skye, it seemed a real effort to go away at this chilly time of year but it was worth it. Encountered some snow just north of Glasgow on the way up and then narrowly avoided the worst snowy areas on the way back down although there were lengthy detours to avoid the A66.
The weather in Skye was very good, bright, chilly days and the hotel was warm and absolute bliss compared to this cold house, I didn't have to wear my long johns or vest, how amazing is that!
(I'm wrapped up like a Michellin man since coming back but I still can't get warm).
I'm keeping the words to a minimum and showing a few of my snaps. The landscape was very parched but colourful non the less in a yellowy, brown sort of way and heather burning was taking place on the hills.
Pic 1, edge of Cumbria on the way up
Pic 2, 3 and 4, Glencoe
Pic 5 and 6, looking towards 2 pinnacles known as the Old Man of Storr in the Staffin area
Pic 7, the single track, snaking road up the Quairang mountain range, this area is very recognisable from the film Stardust
Pic 8 and 9, at the top of the Quairang
Pic 10, this is a "stitched" together panorama of the Quairang
Pic 11, just spotted from whizzing by in the car, the turf roofed house featured on Grand Designs last year
Pic 12, leaning Celtic cross in a church yard
Pic 13, beach combing at Elgol, found some lovely sea glass
Pic 14, panorama of Elgol
Pic 15, panorama of Skye bridge from Kyleakin
And lastly, just a couple of little purchases, some lovely fabric and some handmade ceramic buttons.