The Isle of Skye in Photos

As much as I loved living in Edinburgh my favourite part of Scotland was the Highlands. That is until I went to the Isle of Skye for a couple days.

Unfortunately I waited until I was about to move back to Canada to visit the island and didn’t get as much time to explore as I would of liked. That just means I’ll be back to visit again soon. A loch in the Scottish Highlands.
Scotland scenery, A lock in front of mountains.

Old Man Storr

The legend says an older couple loved to hike up this hill and admire the scenery. One day the wife said she couldn’t make it up the rest of the way, she had now grown to old. A fairy happened to be near by and was watching the couple. The fairy went up to the man and offered a chance to have his wife with him everywhere he went.

The man thought it sounded like a great offer and accepted it. The fairy then turned each one of them into a pillar of rock. They’re now sitting on top of the hill admiring the scenery together, forever. Romantic or a trick?

If I’ve learned anything from this story, or from the movie Labyrinth it’s never, ever trust a fairy. 

Old Man Storr on a foggy day. The Isle of Skye, Scotland

The Quiraing

Geology overload. 

The Isle of Skye, Scotland

The Isle of Skye, Scotland

The Isle of Skye, Scotland

The Isle of Skye, Scotland

Eilean Donan Castle

Eilean Donan Castle isn’t actually on the Isle of Skye, but it’s just before you get on the Isle. The castle dates back to the 13th century. Now quite possibly the best looking castle in Scotland.

Eilean Donon Castle in Scotland

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The Isle of Skye, Scotland

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