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... follow the river up towards the Black Cuillins crossing a number of small streams on your way. The path leads you for ever onwards and with each new crossing the pools become more enchanting, the stream rushing over small rock faces creating lovely waterfalls and the clearest pools I have ever seen. Each new pool took us ever closer to the base of the Black Cuillins mountains, these were majestic. The Cuillin Hills are counted among the ...
... falls. Kilt Rock is about 1 1/2 miles south of Staffin. Kilt Rock is a striking vertical cliff-face of basalt which resembles the folds of a Scottish kilt. Surprisingly after all we had managed to fit into the day, there was still time enough to stop in to Portree for a few supplies, diverse yet another route from Portree across to Dunvegan, enjoying rolling hills, views of dramatic mountain ranges and beautiful coastline ...
... to view. Followed the narrow road to the very end and walked for 1 mile (so the sign said), seemed further to me, to view the Claigan Coral Sand beach. Very unusual to see this stunning white beach, where there is no sand to be washed up at all. The beach is actually coralline deposits, which are a type of seaweed known as Merle. Spent a few hours wondering around and taking more magnificent photos. Am looking forward to tomorrow and what the day will ...
What a bleedin' night.
Do you ever have things that you have done so many times before, then the one time you do it on your own, it scares you.
No, not travel.
No, not hitchhiking.
Yes, sleeping in a tent on my own when it is windy outside. And I mean really windy.
To the point where my dear Rosie (my tent’s name?) needed to be re-pitched at 11pm last night.
But what is even stranger is when I woke up today, I was preparing ...
... must have been a nightmare, particularly the scrambling through scree, which can be very scary; Gray and I held hands like kindergarteners out for the day just so we could both fall down and slide down 100m of mountain together.
The last, gentlest part of the ascent was over a lovely rounded hillside, still sloshy with bog despite its altitude. The mountains are beautiful to walk on: the surface is springy like a really good athletic track (not that I have ...