A trip to the Isle of Skye Scotland
Trip Start Apr 01, 2012
130Trip End Oct 01, 2012
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Next destination was across the island to Dunvegan and the castle. Driving on this island makes you realise how bleak the scenery can be. It was windy and very often wet and not a tree in sight. Lots of hills that just keep on rolling by, but oh so bleak. Pretty in its own way. The heather is nice on the island and very sharp in colour. Another flower we saw was a bright yellow type of wild flower , looks a great contrast and makes the scenery look even better.
Arriving at the castle we actually went in to have a look at it, ( oh no not another castle ) but this one has been in the Maccleod of Maccleod clan for 800 years and still has a chief today. He is called Hugh and is the 30th chief. The motto of Maccleod is "hold fast " and throughout the 800 years the chiefs have endeavered to do so. Some of them failed but somehow, by killing a few enemies they have managed to retain it. It was in a sad state at one stage, but the present chief's grandmother managed to straighten things out and bring it back to its former glory. Yes it takes a woman to do that. Lovely gardens as well to walk through, although the predictable weather made it a little difficult to enjoy them.
Time to head for home after our castle visit. An easy and beautiful drive home. We enjoyed our visit to the island and now understand what all the fuss is about, it's different, beautiful, bleak, barren and very damp but a must to visit.