Travel Blogs from Portree
Today was a massive day, we went to the Isle of Sky, on the way we had a couple of stops, the first one being Eilean Donan Castle - WOW. What a place it's absolutely beautiful - and that's from the outside, we didn't have time to go inside as we were covering a lot of ground, so we had to be happy with the photos (and we were). Then we made our way to Portree on the Isle of Skye, it's a lovely little village, it was so quiet then ...
... he describes his walk of the whole coastline of Great Britain in 1978. I was relieved to see that he had wisely avoided several difficult sections, choosing to stick to some of the paths which criss-cross the peninsula. That still left two stretches of 6 and 5 miles respectively where no paths are shown. As a recent hill walking accident which I had witnessed made all too clear the lack of mobile reception while walking alone could be risky. In the end I ...
... move on. Scott was driving now, and he took us back past Spean Bridge, past the Commando memorial, and on to Fort Augustus.
What an absolutely brilliant place! It may have a couple less locks than at Neptune's staircase, but it is even better, as it was surrounded by quaint houses, small tea rooms, pubs and shops. The canal also feeds straight into Loch Ness, which provides a beautiful back drop.
Once we had mooched around and watched ...
... it was just an overnight stop. While the sun was out we were safe from the dreaded midges, but as the evening drew on they arrived . . . and we retreated, but not before going to the local hotel for a meal. As is expected in Scotland the salmon was delicious but sadly the vegetables were non-existent! Why do the Scottish never ...
... rum and coke.
And we danced some more. And when you find a dance partner who gives as much swing as you do in the Strip the Willow it becomes rather dangerous.
When it was all over, Johanna and I accompanied by James walked back up to the campsite and it was there where I crashed.
Skye knows how to go out with a bang!!!
TripAdvisor Reviews Rosedale Hotel Portree
Other places to stay in Portree
Bank Street, Portree | 3 star hotelfrom $148
Portree | Hotelfrom $140
Home Farm Road, Portree | Hotelfrom $133
Wentworth St, Portree | Hotelfrom $124
Somerled Square, Portree | 2 star hotelfrom $144
Portree Harbour, Portree | Hotelfrom $78