Inverness to Skye

Trip Start Feb 15, 2008
Trip End May 31, 2008

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Friday, April 4, 2008

There are these really creepy places called clootie wells in Scotland. Call it superstition if you like but some people here who have loved ones with serious illnesses take a piece of clothing of the sick person, bring it to a clootie well, splash some water over it from the natural spring then tie the item to one of the trees around the well. It's believed that as the item of clothing decomposes the person's illness will be absorbed into the ground. The well we visited was located at Munlochy. This place gave me the creeps.

Next we took a short hike at Rogie falls. At the right time of year you can watch salmon jumping up the waterfall to reach their spawning location upstream, no salmon when I was there though.
We then travelled on to more spectacular Lochs including Loch Luichart and Loch Maree followed by an amazing drive through Glen Torridon (a Glen is a valley in Gaelic). During this drive we were able to see Ben Alligan, Britain's highest mountain. We then spent the evening at Kyleakin on the Isle of Skye. After a feed in the hostel a few of us went to visit the local watering hole, though the style of the local musician was somewhat questionable.
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Ray, Isle of Skye on

Actually Ben Nevis is britains highest mountain (4406 feet). The highest part of Ben Alligan, Sgurr Mhor, is 3235ft.

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