My travels in Europe:
Eleven days by car in Scotland, part 4:
Broadford to Fort Augustus, part 4:
Map of driving day 7 to 8, Broadford to Fort Augustus, 320 km:
Isle of Skye, Carbost Talisker Distillery:
We started this morning with a visit to Talisker Distillery in Carbost at the west coast of Isle of Sky. Very interesting to see the manufacturing process. After this we drive north passing Struan.
After this we heading north to Dunvegan.
Isle of Skye, Dunvegan:
Now we are at the northwestern of Isle of Sky. We stopped at the Dunvegan Castle and took a walk in the garden.
A solar clock, not how they normally look.
It was a hot day and we sat down for a while to rest in this beautiful park.
Isle of Skye, Portree:
We take a shortcut over the mountains in eastern direction and passing Edinbane, then come to the coast town Portree. We now have an urgent need to buy an extra memory card to the camera, we found one but it was expensive.
Here in the coast village they serving fish and chips, and it is not only we that are hungry!
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Here you can read more about Portree:
Isle of Skye, Old Man of Storr:
After we had eating in Portree we travel northward along the eastern side of the Isle of Skye. Now we are approaching the Old Man of Storr, you see it in the background.
Here we stopped to see the mighty Old Man of Storr, while we were standing here a storm come in with dramatic clouds.
Isle of Skye, Kilt Rock and Mealt Falls:
Here, on the northeastern side are towering cliffs that plunge straight into the Atlantic Ocean. We stay a long time here and enjoying the view.
When we stood here and looking of the dramatic lights on the clouds we could here someone plying his bagpipe far away.
Isle of Skye, Staffin:
Now it is not far from Staffin and we realize that it is getting late to find an accommodation.
Darkness comes quickly. At 10 am we knock on the door at an old ladies house who kindly offered us a room to stay in, and breakfast was included. She left us alone in the morning for some matters, who dare to do so in Sweden?
Isle of Skye, Quiraing:
Today we leave the Isle of Skye. We take a narrow road over the mountains Quiraing to the western direction.
Isle of Skye, Uig:
After the passage of the mountain we came down to Uig, a small western coast village. Now we head south to Dornie and then we had left Isle of Sky.
Just after we left the Isle of Sky this exciting castle show up. Here we must stop!
Eilean Donan Castle, bombed and rebuilt from 1912 to 1930. Here we have everything an old Castle shall have.
For the first time on our travel we see a Scotsman in a kilt. However, no bagpipes, he plays on violin.
Not surprising we can read that many movies has been recorded here.
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Scotland has its own currency but pound currency is the same throughout UK. It's fine to pay with "English" pounds in Scotland but it can be difficult to pay with Scottish pounds in England.
We passing a beautiful area close to Sgurr Fhuaran mountains, no I don't know how to pronounce this resort name.
The wheel to open and close the locks. Today electric motors do the job.
The boat Ocean Lady started up, lot of smoke coming.
One of the locks.
It's very similar to our Swedish Göta Canal.
An old wooden bridge.
Here in Fort Augustus' we relaxed after todays relatively long drive. We found a nice pub with tasty food and beer.