April 24, 2014

Wonderful Isle of Skye

During the Eastern weekend we were off to Isle of Skye, which is known for being windy and rainy.
Gladly, not photo wise, the weather was amazing. Two out of three days were pure blue sky's with occasional fluffy cloud. I know I shouldn't complain, but blue sky on pictures is rather 'boring'.
Arriving on Friday evening we were off to an fishing village southwest called Elgol to take sunset pictures. Why there? Well, it has stunning views towards Cuillen mountain range that is quite impressive with its gray / black stone. Highest peak is at 992meter and it is considered as difficult to climb as the Alps and the Rockies peaks due to its sharp and steep edges.
The day afterwards we went even closer to Cuillins by visiting the Fairy pools that attract visitors from all over the world to see, hike along and swim in the crystal clear turquoise waters. To be honest, I'm rather disappointed. There was not much water, and maybe for those who have not seen anything similar before its great but there are fancier places.
That night we camped at the foot of the Cuillins with the sea just few meters away. What an amazing place, I'm not surprising that it is considered the prettiest campsite in the UK. Off the grid with just sound of the rolling waves.

More pictures to come in the next blog

Elgol and cuillin mountains
Cool cliff at the sea
Elgol and cuillin
Fairy pool
Fairy pool
Fairy pool and cuillin mountain
Fairy pool
Glenbrittle camping
The Cuillins

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