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  • Day16

    More rain and more stunning landscape

    August 18, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    We delayed the mountainbike tour we chose because of the weather... although we start to loose hope that the rain will stop anytime soon XD.
    So we chose the more touristic route today. Cruising around the really stunning coastline and plenty of photo stops. Next a little hike through the beautiful scenery of Quiraing which was unfortunately covered in clouds for the largest part. Anyway enjoying this adventure and the hot tea in these conditions!Read more

  • Day4


    August 16, 2017 in the United Kingdom ⋅ 🌙 11 °C

    Die Wettervorhersage versprach uns Regen. Von früh bis spät. Zu 100%. Und was war unser Plan? Wandern! Im Norden der Insel gibt es gleich mehrere Highlights: Old man of Storr, the Quiraing, Kiltrock etc. Start der Expedition war der Frühstückstisch mit Meerblick in unserem B&B. Gestärkt von beans, eggs, toasts, sausages, mushrooms und Müsli ging es auf die Piste. Nach einer kurzen Fahrt standen wir am Fußes Old man of Storr, einem einzeln stehenden Fels vor der Steilwand. Viele Touristen kämpften sich den Weg nach oben, vom Wind und Nieselregen getrieben. Bei der Hälfte drehten wir allerdings ab, es lagen ja noch ein paar Stationen vor uns. Kurz vor Quiraing entdeckten wir noch den Kiltrock, ein Felsmassiv hinter einem Wasserfall. Dann ab zur nächsten Wanderung. Quiraing ist eine wunderschöne Felslandschaft in saftigem Grün. Der Wanderweg führte uns knappe zwei Stunden am Hang entlang und wieder zurück. Und selbst das Wetter spielte mit. Bis auf leichten Nieselregen und heftigen Wind blieben wir von den Vorhersagen verschont. Und die Aussicht war fantastisch.
    Den weiteren Weg über den nördlichen Zipfel fuhren wir relativ zügig ab und stießen unterwegs noch auf ein Museum bestehend aus alten Highland-Hütten mit originalem Interieur. In Uig stoppten wir auf ein Heißgetränk bei Ellas Cafe und lernten den netten Betreiber kennen, ein wahrhaftiger EU-Freund und Befürworter der Unabhängigkeit Schottlands vom Königreich.
    Für den Abend hatten wir schon gestern einen Tisch im Cuchullin Restaurant reserviert und wurden mit gehobenem Seafood überzeugt. Morgen geht es weiter Richtung Inverness.
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  • Day14

    Continuing around the Trotternish

    August 29, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 52 °F

    We continued our journey around the Trotternish Peninsula to the otherworldly Quiraing. This was our first experience on the two-way single-track roads. Not only is the road steep, with several very tight turns, but it is a popular destination, so there were frequent stops at the barely-wide-enough passing places. More breath-holding and clutching by Myj assured that we made it up to the top. The view is spectacular!

    After our hike, just missing a rain shower, we drove along the coast toward Uig for a lunch stop at the Uig Hotel. Along the way, Myj convinced Dennis to stop at a little cottage in the middle of almost nowhere with a sign for Trotternish Art Studio. This was the home and studio of sepia ink and pencil artist Bill Lawrence. Visiting with him was well worth the stop, and Myj bought a sketch as well. There is actually a thriving arts and crafts community on Skye. You can see why, as the scenery is inspiring and once the tourists leave in Fall, it would be very serene.

    We returned to Portree in time to investigate the shops. Dennis was lagging behind, so Myj had to run back to hurry him along when she discovered the Skye Youth Pipe Band performing in the town square. Ranging from maybe seven years to teens, it was fun to watch their concentration. They played very well also.

    To end the day, we enjoyed an excellent dinner at renowned Scorrybreac. We had made reservations months ago (thanks to Open Table), and we were glad we did. It was excellent, and thankfully just next door to our B&B. Scotland is definitely a place for foodies. In addition to traditional foods, there is an abundance of fresh local seafood. The Scottish beef is also very good, and lamb, when it is on the menu. Myj was surprised that lamb is not offered more, since there are definitely a lot of sheep. Our guide said it is actually expensive, however, so maybe that is why.
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  • Day6

    Isle of Skye - Nasser Norden

    September 11, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ 🌬 9 °C

    Nachdem unsere zwei geplanten Wanderungen heute schon wieder ins Wasser gefallen sind, haben wir im nächsten Outdoor-Laden erst einmal unsere ohnehin schon wasserfeste Kleidung upgegradet und schottlandtauglich gemacht 😉. Die Idee hatten übrigens auch ziemlich viele andere Touristen 😆. Hoffentlich sind wir jetzt gegen plötzlichen Starkregen gewappnet 🤞. Für uns ging es heute im Norden der Insel durch wunderschöne Berglandschaften und vorbei an rauer See. Doof nur, dass immer wieder von jetzt auf gleich echt starker Regen einsetzte, sobald wir gerade 10 Minuten vom Auto entfernt waren 😢. Wir haben den Tag dann bei Kaffee und anschließender Pizza in Portree (einem schönen Hafenstädchen) ausklingen lassen.Read more

  • Day6

    Skye / dzień 2 - tekst

    June 12, 2016 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☀️ 13 °C

    Wczoraj spaliśmy w starej strażnicy straży przybrzeznej, która teraz jest ogólnodostępnym domkiem dla wedrujacych. Przez pół dnia szliśmy wzdłuż wybrzeża, przed chwilą rozbiliśmy namiot :) Wszędzie dużo owiec, nawet teraz nam beczą pod namiotem.

    Statystyki od Michała:
    - dystans 17.55 km
    - czas 8h 27 min
    - suma podejść 597m
    - suma zejść 455m
    - temperatura 16-20*C

    Agata - wszystkiego najlepszego z okazji urodzin!!! 🎈🎆🎉🎇🎂🎊
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  • Day5

    Three Girls on the Quiraing

    August 21, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ 🌧 15 °C

    Now some of you may have thought that ‘quiraing’ was the sound you hear when someone hits their head on a ship’s bulkhead door. Others may think it’s the name of a car - the Nissan Quiraing - but no you’d all be wrong, especially about the car as everyone knows it’s a Nissan Cashcow.

    The Quiraing is a stunning area in the north-east of Skye which has been formed by a massive landslip, and truly massive it is too. Visually it’s fantastic and a classic photographic location which is why, even though it was raining heavily and the area was covered in cloud, Rob decided he’d still go and take a look. You can see from the first photo, taken on the way back to the main road from that jetty at Staffin, that it looks pretty miserable. Upon arriving at the small car park at the top it was .... truly miserable. It was raining hard with gusting winds and the landscape was completely soaked with areas of ground glistening wet.

    Whilst parked there Rob was impressed to see three walkers on the hillside, about 80 metres from the car, who looked as though they were thinking of wild camping and Rob decided they were either completely mad or truly impressive. At one point one of them waved in the direction if the car then there was what looked like packing up being done and five minutes later they were at the car window ... three girls, Czech students touring Scotland for a month. They looked completely drowned and were soaked through and were asking if there was any chance of a lift off the mountain. They needed to be off the mountain, that was clear enough, then it turned out they wanted to go to the camp site where Rob was staying. Their packs were heavy and also wet, but everything fitted into the car and the four of them had a great journey ‘home’. They all chatted endlessly and it was a great end to the day - apart from the driving rain and gusting winds of course, but who's counting those minor inconveniences?

    Rob ate at the now usual place and the weather, if anything, got worse. How the girls pitched their tent and prepared a meal is anyone’s guess but hopefully they’ll have a warm and dry night. Rob spent the evening in the car dealing with emails and uploading photos and writing this blog. Now it’s time to manage getting from the car to the tent whilst staying reasonably dry. As forecast, the winds have calmed and the rain abated so maybe it’s doable.

    So, what will tomorrow bring? The weather forecast is better but the way things are it’ll be during breakfast the decision will be made. Oh dear ... it’s raining again.
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  • Day8

    Isle of Skye - Quiraing Viewpoint

    April 9, 2017 in the United Kingdom ⋅ 🌧 5 °C

    Einen der wohl schönstens Ausblicke erhält man, wenn man am Quiraing Viewpoint hält. Der Quiraing (Chuithe Raing = schiefe Falte) ist der nördlichste Kamm des Massivs von Trotternish, das sich fast über die ganze Halbinsel zieht. Von hier hat man einen atemberaubend schönen Blick auf die Bucht von Staffin.

    Dank an dieser Stelle an den netten Mitarbeiter der Kinloch Campsite; für diesen Tipp war ich wirklich mega dankbar...
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