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A month in the Skye #2

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Nov 6th, 2016

After a first week-end quite eventful and tiring (see here), we spent our first days working in the living room, which offered a nice view on the loch, and resting after our trip. After that, Fred and Charlotte, some friends of ours, were to meet us. Before they arrived, we wanted to try the Hotel Sligachan restaurant. Really nice one! Unfortunately, that day, it started raining a lot so we cancelled the walk we had planned to do (and we went back really soaked…)

Luckily, the rain stopped and the next day, with our friends, we walked to Sligachan (staying dry this time). The sight on the Cuillin is outstanding and the autumn colors are the most magnificent ones I have ever seen. I’ll never grow tired of such a colorful sight. Despite a grey and cloudy sky, Skye still remains beautiful and never thanks to all this shades of yellow, brown, green and orange. François, with his Hunting Tartan Farquharson, went completely unnoticed in the countries.

I’m very glad to have done the Fantastic Tour at Talikser’s distillery. We had visited it yet, certainly, but this time the visit was longer with a special tasting of not less than 6 different whiskies at the end. Further, it was the last visit they did this season!

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It was the first time our friends coming to Skye, so we proposed them immediately to go and walk in the Fairy Glen.. We had loved it so much during our last visit (see more here). It is a small walk to do, and not the hardest one, but so incredible. I think this one with my friends was my favorite, as the autumn colors created an even more mystic ambiance in this place.

As for Old man of Storr, this second time visiting was even better than in 2015: that first time, the wind and the rain were too strong, we were not well equipped (no hiking boots) and I was just slowly recovering from my feet medical operation. We hadn’t reached the peak; now it’s all done! The sight over the valley and the loch is astonishing; between mist and rocks, we felt so tiny but so alive too. I was filled with emotion many times. As I am nothing, and the nature significant… as our lives are ephemeral and this nature resisting the wind and the rain, since millennia!

Our last getaway of the week, after a rich lunch at Three Chimneys’, was under torrential rains, that’s why how little photos were made: I was worrying too much about my camera. We had previously done this walk with François: to Neist Point, with its impressive cliffs and its old white and yellow lighthouse.

I spent too much time sorting these photos, selecting the good ones and writing this post. It should have been posted last Monday, I am one week late. In my next post, I will tell more about my feelings. This month in Scotland makes me fall behind on all my projects, however I was never that relaxed neither confident since ages. I do not want to leave…

First Part HERE

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