31st January and 1st February, 2009 – A Trip to Skye

Sunday

Next day was like spring rather than winter, cloud free skies in all directions and only a slight breeze. We headed up to The Storr for a walk passing the funky pinnacles and formations at its base including the Old Man of Storr itself.

This was a bit more exciting than expected due to the amount of snow blocking our way at times and we even had some hands-on sections along the way. Views in all directions were stunning; east across the Island of Raasay to the mountains of Torridon, up to Inverpolly (though faint with some haze making it hard to get a decent picture), west to the Outer Hebrides and south to the Cuillins.

After this we headed up to Kilt Rock, again for Scott’s sight seeing benefit, where a small burn drops a few hundred feet straight down a cliff on to the beach below. Some fearless sheep were pushing their luck with their chosen spot for a spot of lunch and despite acres of grass behind, were perched on the edge facing down whilst munching away. Not pleasant to watch!

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