(The Boat House at Dunvegan)
I didn’t want to leave Skye without sharing some of the pictures I took of our seal boat trip we took at Dunvegan Castle and of the surrounding area of Skye. First the seal boat trip.
(The shoreline, remember this is a sea inlet.)
Skye is the largest and most northen island of the inner Hebrides. The areas on water are mostly dominated by the fishing industry, distilleries, and tourism. The inner parts of the island are mostly sheep ranching areas. The wide open spaces there are unimaginable.
These pictures will show you Skye in all her many moods. The light changed every few minutes and even the color of things would change.
I guess you can tell I went over the top photographing the area. I was picture crazy everywhere we went.
We left Skye and drove straight through to the Inveraray area in Argyll. Not a good idea. The distances in Scotland are deceptive. Some things appear closer and others are actually farther away. So, if you go, look closely at the map and pay attention to what your GPS tells you. It took us nearly 5 hours to get to our B and B.
We stayed at Minard Castle on Loch Fyne.
The Castle isn’t a real Castle but a Scottish Manor house the past owners built onto to make it look like a castle. That's what the current owner told us. Which was interesting in itself because we got to see what a manor house would have looked like inside. And we were allowed to take pictures of the interior which was great.
We enjoyed being there and were very comfortable there.
I loved the upstairs ceiling. It was gorgeous.
I’d have loved to have stayed a few days there and explored the area.
And Loch Fyne was gorgeous. The light on the water was glorious.
Tomorrow we'll be going to Ireland on the Ferry.