Tuesday, 16 September 2008

Our Holiday on Skye. P1

Good Afternoon, here I am back again have switched my alerts back on so I will be hearing all your news soon. We had a great holiday and surprisingly enough the weather on the whole was good very mild lots of sunshine and only a little rain which for Skye was unusual. Our house was super all mod cons including a dish washer. That is a first for me, having one at home I always think It’s strange having to do dishes on holiday however on with the tale…………..

We left home about 9-30am on the Saturday morning and as it was a good morning decided to take the scenic route which is only 6 miles further but not such a fast route. We headed for Glen Eagles first and met on the road a very old lady with her three friends having a day away at 30 mph, on this road there is just nowhere to pass safely so we just had to sit behind her for about 12 miles eventually the road straightened out and we managed to get passed, we proceeded to Creiff and then Lochearn, Glenogle and Crainlarich and onward to Glencoe. The weather did close in a bit as the mountains in this part of Scotland are very high and wild. After a picnic lunch we headed for Fort William that’s the little town at the foot of Ben Nevis (Britain’s highest mountain) it was a bit shrouded in mist and the photos were not great but I did my best. Stuart and I have been travelling our country all our lives and I have never seen traffic like we had today it was so busy it was unbelievable. Once we exited Glencoe it quietened down a bit and the rest of our journey up to Glen Garry and Glen Morrison to Loch Duich past Eilean Donan castle and onward to the Kyle of Lochalsh. Once we were over the bridge it was much quieter and we made good time in the sunshine up to Portee the main town on the Island more of that later too. We were glad to see our house and were warmly welcomed by the owners Joyce and Brian. Will stop there today and continue later. Till next time Love.


chat2missie said...

Thanks for all the pictures!  It looks like it was an awesome trip.

labdancer51 said...

How beautiful Joan, thanks for sharing your holiday photos.  I must post mine!

Love Sandra xxxx

marainey1 said...

What beautiful scenery you had on your trip.  It's so wonderful that the weather was good for you so you could enjoy the holiday.  I'm looking forward to hearing more about it.  'On Ya' - ma

mereel2005 said...

Sounds like a wonderful vacation. Love your pictures.

jeanno43 said...

Glad that you had such a good time and the weather held out for you.  Thank you for sharing the photos, they are beautiful.


astoriasand said...

Glad you had a wonderful holiday Joan.Yes the traffic is appauling at times in tourist areas.Not like it used to be.We are so used to the thirty mile per hour drivers on the country roads to the coast.Good job we have plenty of pacience LOL!! Thankyou for sharing your pics just lovely.Thats what I tried to do in my posting today, but it would just not come out in the square at the top,where we enlarge them ourselves..I don't know if I am doing it right,has there been any changes as I never had problems before,I took my breaks away this summertime.It took me two hours today to do my posting.and still the pics were in the text grrrrrr.Take Care God Bless Kath astoriasand http://journals.aol.co.uk/astoriasand/MYSIMPLERHYMES

sybilsybil45 said...

What great photographs. I have only been over on Sky once and that was many years ago so it is wonderful to see it all again with fresh eyes..especially teh bridge which was of course not there when I was up...Looking forward to the next episode...Love  Sybil xx


ally123130585918 said...

Joan your pictures are lovely ~ such beautiful scenery ~ I am so glad the weather stayed good for you ~ Isn't it awful when you get behind someone driving at 30 and there is no way you can overtake :o( ~ I am glad the holiday house was so good ~ looking forward to hearing more about your holiday ~ Ally x

midwestvintage said...

  What a beautiful area.   Thanks for sharing the pictures.


kirkbyj05 said...

I remember Skye well Joan and the journey to it through Glencoe, past Ben Nevis and Eilean Donan Castle.  Scotland is just so beautiful!  
What a shame you hit traffic jams and a Sunday driver...lol!   I found the roads empty when we went.  It gave me the feeling that Scotland was 'empty' and uninhabited..lol!
Your photos take me back...thank you for sharing.
I'm looking forward to the rest.
Jeanie xxx

mariealicejoan said...

Lovely pictures Joan.  I have always wanted to go to the Isle of Skye and can't wait to see and read about the rest of your journey and holiday.  I am so happy you had good weather!  It helps to have friends in high places I guess as I surely prayed that you would!

jeadie05 said...

What lovely pictures Scotland is such a beautiful placwe isnt it ? I laughed at you getting stuck behind the old lady on her away day ..love Jan xx

nedmoh said...

Interesting entry Joan ..my husband climbed Ben Nevis when we visited that area ...very pretty place ..love Jeanx