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Dunvegan

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  • Day5

    Dunvegan Castle

    May 27, 2016 in the United Kingdom

    Från Point Of Sleat tog vi bilen norrut till Dunvegan Castle. Slottet var omgiven av en vacker trädgård. Vi tjuvgick en liten stund tillsammans med en guidad vandring i slottet. Mycket att se, men det slog mig vilka klasskillnader mellan herre och tjänstefolk det var på den tiden.

  • Day10

    Dunvegan castle und gardens

    June 18 in the United Kingdom

    Das älteste dauerhaft bewohnte Castle Schottlands
    Wird seit seiner Erbauung im 13. Jahrhundert von dem Clan Leods bewohnt

  • Day11

    Day 5 Dunvegan: A day of lochs and locks

    October 25, 2017 in the United Kingdom

    After a final wander around Fort William we set off for our next destination. For a while we followed the road to Inverness which runs through the Great Glen, a geological fault line that cuts Scotland in two. The Great Glen is home to three lochs and the Caledonian Canal. We made a slight diversion to Fort Augustus where we walked up next to the flight of locks on the Caledonian Canal and watched some boats moving up hill. We ate our lunch at the very western end of Loch Ness and despite keeping a careful watch we did not spot any unusual creatures.

    We left the Glen at Invermoriston, the road from here until the Skye Bridge was very quiet and the scenery very dramatic. We passed a few more lochs on the way to add to our total. We crossed over the sea to Skye via the bridge and headed north through yet more stunning scenery and past more lochs. We arrived at our B&B around 15:30. Our room overlooks Dunvegan Loch with a backdrop of mountains in the distance.

    Eager to explore a little more of Skye we headed out again and drove west to get a taste of our surroundings. We encountered numerous sheep in the road and one cow! We carried on west until the roads narrowed such that a quad bike would be a more suitable mode of transport. We about turned and headed back for our B&B.

    This evening we dined at The Old School Restaurant in Dunvegan. As the name suggests it was once a school and is now a quirky but very pleasant restaurant. Some of the features include the old blackboard, now the specials board, and old school photographs. Sarah thoroughly enjoyed pan roasted sea bass fillet served on a potato and spinach cake with purple sprouting broccoli and a lemon and caper butter while Andrew, feeling rather adventurous, chose langoustines fished from Dunvegan Loch. We both finished off our meal with cranachan, a rather delicious layered raspberry, whiskey cream and oat crumble pudding.
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  • Day12

    Day 6 Around Skye

    October 26, 2017 in the United Kingdom

    After a pleasant breakfast overlooking the loch, where we saw two herons, six geese and a few sheep at the water’s edge, we set off in the car to explore Skye. We first drove to Portree which is the capital of the Island. We parked up and wandered around the streets looking in a few shops and galleries. We also walked down the hill to the harbour where the water was crystal clear, we could see the little fish various seabirds were diving to catch. We bought our lunch from the only market stall in the town square, we both chose rolls where the filling was added before baking. Leaving Portree we carried on north along the single track road stopping at a couple of viewpoints at the side of the road to take in the scenery, made even better by the bright sunshine today.

    Our drive took us past ‘The Old Man of Storr’ (a large pinnacle of rock that stands high and can be seen for miles around). We reached the northern extremity of Skye and then followed the road south to Uig, which is a very pretty village set around a curved bay and harbour. Ferries depart from Uig for the islands of Harris and Lewis. We found a pottery shop where we spent a pleasant time browsing and watching the artists at work.

    From Uig we made our way back to our B&B where we had a little rest before heading out for dinner. We decided to eat at the Edinbane Inn (a 15 minute drive away). Sarah had mussels (from Loch Eishort) and Andrew had cullen skink (a creamy smoked haddock soup with potatoes). Both dishes were delicious! For main course, Sarah chose herb crusted fillet of hake with cannellini purée and a hot salad of tomato, spinach and potato. Andrew chose venison and smoked bacon burger on a brioche bun. A very delicious meal.

    We enjoyed the quiet roads and marvelled at the starry sky on our journey back. However we had to be on the look out as we encountered sheep sitting and wandering in the middle of the road! We have really enjoyed our time on Skye and would like to come back to do some walking and explore other parts of the island.
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