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Sligachan Waterfalls

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  • Day54

    To Isle of Skye day 54 Fri 15 Jun 2018

    June 15, 2018 in the United Kingdom

    Slept in to 7.45am. Got away from the Ben Nevis Guest House Fort William before 10am just as the rain returned. Purchased petrol at Morrison’s for 125.9 GBP per litre, later passed fuel offered at 149.9 GBP the dearest yet (say AUD$3.00). Took lots of photos as we drove through the Highlands in mixed weather. Morning tea (from thermos) is with a view to Eileen Donan Castle just before the Skye Bridge. The roads on Skye are far better than the internet indicates. Lunch was at Sligachan then on through Dunvegan and checked into our accomodation at the Tables Guest House before driving on to Dunvegan Castle and gardens. Yvonne purchased some items in the shop then we followed a path in the McLeod Estate and then a smaller one near a stream where we disturbed a deer that was about three metres from the path but totally invisible until it fled across the path four metres in front of me. I could hear it moving so I stopped walking. It realised I was aware of it’s presence so it fled and so we saw it for a couple of seconds as it crossed the path right in front of me. Returning to the main path when the one we were on became boggy and followed it to a Monkey Puzzle tree. There were planting’s of possibility ash as some older pine. Returned to the car and Drove to our accommodation at Tables Guesthouse (with a view to the nearby Table Top hills. Dinner at the atmospheric Stein Inn in Stein.Read more

  • Day5

    Elgol - Sligachan, 19km

    May 14, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☀️ 11 °C

    Wenig Sunne, viel Wind, kei Rägä (immer nur es paar 100m weg uf de andere Fluss-Siite... mir därfed au mal wieder Glück ha), schöni Berge u d gaaanz viel Bäch zum überqueren.

    S letscht Bild isch meh oder weniger d Ussicht us eusem Zimmer für di nächste 3 Nächt 👍🏻

  • Day6

    Survived, Dry and Warm

    August 22, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    It turned out that weather forecast was wrong ... and my goodness did it rain and it was quite windy too, though it may not have been quite as bad as it sounds in a small tent. The wind howled around the car which Rob had strategically parked to help give shelter from the storm, but the tent held firm and Rob could be heard shouting, “Ah Jim boy, lash down them guys” which caused a great deal of interest amongst the other campers as to what on earth might be happening in such a small tent on a night such as this. The important thing is Rob did actually manage to get into the tent and stay dry, the tent was dry and once he got used to the sound of the wind and rain he drifted off to sleep as warm and as comfortable as can be ... and he then lived happily ever after. (That sentence needed to end like that even though it’s complete nonsense.) The guys remained suitably lashed.

    So all was well ... until the morning, of course, when the Midges made up for a lack of feasting the night before and Rob had left the head net and Skin So Soft in the car. Six feet, five bites - but it could have been much worse. There’s better weather predicted for today with 15c forecast and showers this afternoon, so hopefully there’s some proper photography to be had because tomorrow it’ll be time to move on.
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  • Day3

    First Midge Encounter

    August 19, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    The good weather was welcomed and even more welcoming, apart from the sight of an even higher density of camper vans on Skye than on the mainland, was discovering there was plenty of room at the camp site ... only £8 a night too! Even better, there was a breeze when Rob arrived which meant the midges were grounded.

    The tent was soon erected, the sleeping mat blown-up using Rob’s home-made blower-upper, the sleeping bag installed and a coffee brewed. A home from home for sure, except that at 7pm the breeze subsided and the midges arrived in their masses, with people waving there arms and rubbing faces whilst pulling on long sleeved garments and coating themselves in anti-midge sprays, creams or anything else that might work. Rob reached for the Avon Skin So Soft which actually does appear to keep them away. They’re still there of course, and as soon as you stop walking they’re be all around you, but they do seem to be suitably repelled from using you for their evening snack.

    After a meal at Seumas’ bar just over the road (the white building you can see) Rob returned and spent some time in the car, mainly to avoid the annoyance of the midges. Skin So Soft may repel them from biting you but they’re still a bit of a nuisance which is why several people were wearing midge nets.

    It’s getting into the tent at bedtime that’s the tricky bit. First you go to the loo block for the end of day routine. Then you collect all the things you need in the tent and sneakily unzip it, in the dark, and throw them in. Next you run around the camp site like a madman to outrun the pesky insects then, as fast as you can, unzip the tent and dive in and zip up. Annoyingly, you turn the light on and spend ages killing the hundred or so midges that were shrewd enough to wait by the zip for when you arrive. You just have to face it ... you’re in midge country so you simply have to grin and bear it.

    Bet you’re impressed with the colour coordination inside the tent. You are, aren’t you!
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  • Day7

    Angekommen an Sligachan Bridge

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

    Jetzt gibt‘s den ersten Burger in diesem Urlaub. Kurz vor der Sligachen Bridge gibt es ein Drive Inn und wir können unseren Hunger stillen, das erste Essen seit gestern. Im Hotel, haben sie unser Lunchpaket vergessen und die Rezeption war in der Früh auch noch unbesetzt.

  • Day4

    End of the Day

    August 20, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 12 °C

    One thing was definitely true. Rob was starving and although he’d got something to drink during the day, he hadn’t taken anything to eat because he wasn’t intending to stay. But he did.

    As Rob drove south the weather completely changed and, even though the campsite is only 16 miles from that parking area, all of a sudden there were clear skies and sunshine. The evening meal was at the same place as last night and straight afterwards Rob collected his camera gear and walked to the left of the hotel and bar to the river which, from there, then flows past the camp site. The view was lovely looking along the river to the Cuillin Hills (even though everyone sees them as mountains) with the Moon above them and the fading light of the day. It was midge net time again but it was an enjoyable evening taking photos as the day drew to a close. The photos in this footprint are a hint of what it’s been like.

    Clear skies mean the temperature is cooler this evening and the fly sheet of the tent was quite wet as Rob climbed in to write the blog. It’s amazing being inside a tent on a camp site on Skye but having access to 4G 90mbit broadband. Crazy or what?

    So what will tomorrow bring? It’s difficult to say but the weather forecast isn’t good for the next few days and it may even be raining for breakfast. Hopefully not too hard because Rob remembered he hadn’t brought a waterproof jacket into the tent. Oh well, at least if it’s wet those midges will be grounded. The colder air kept them away at bedtime too.
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  • Day6

    Another Hard Day at the Office

    August 22, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☁️ 13 °C

    After having breakfast and drinking the essential coffee fix, Rob began sorting himself out for the day. He’d received an email the previous evening about a major server failure in a school so was expecting a call about that at any time. Then the phone rang and for the rest of the morning Rob’s car became the mobile office for Design IT. After a few phone calls and some directed activity in the school, the servers were started again and Rob was able to remotely log-in to the school’s systems using his laptop to check all was okay. All was okay, but you have to be impressed with the technology going on there ... remotely connecting to computer systems in The Midlands from the back seat of a car in a campsite on the Isle of Skye. Be amazed.

    The plan then was to go back to the Quiraing and see if the weather was different to yesterday but as soon as Rob got within view of it he could see the cloud still shrouded the landscape. The decision was made to turn around and go to the other location he’d planned for the day: The Fairy Pools or, to be more accurate, the waterfall cascades in Glen Brittle. Rob had a feeling of what he might find there but the reality was still a bit of a shock.
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  • Day4

    Second Midge Encounter

    August 20, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    After a very pleasant sleep, all snuggly and warm, the new day arrived and Rob opened the tent to the view you can see. The morning temperature wasn’t bad at all and there was no wind but of course, no wind means .... Midges and they swarmed in far higher numbers than last night. The Skin So Soft was in the car and although the car was only a few feet away, that was enough to get covered in the things. There was only one thing to do and that was to deploy the midge net, though it does make eating your breakfast cereal somewhat tricky. But everything worked in the end and with a cup of coffee, sitting in the car, Rob confirmed the plans for the day. North, head north but with the light dull and flat and cloud forecast for the entire day it would be accurate to say Rob wasn’t feeling too enthusiastic.Read more

  • Day6

    Isle of Skye - Sligachan Bridge

    April 7, 2017 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 8 °C

    Eine der bekanntesten Brücken, die Sligachan Bridge liegt an der Weggabelung Dunvegan / Portree auf der Isle of Skye. Mit Blick auf die Black Cuillins, einem beeindruckenden Bergmassiv, bietet die alte Brücke (1820) ein wirklich tolles Panorama.
    Dort findest sich auch ein wohl recht gutes B&B sowie ein Campingplatz. Letzterer war mein spontaner Anlaufpunkt am übernächsten Abend, als ich spontan beschloss, eine Nacht länger auf der Isle of Skye zu bleiben.Read more

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