July 23 – Arriving at the Isle of Skye

Urqhart Castle, Loch NessAfter the usual morning chores we travel towards Urqhart Castle, the most famous place along Loch Ness. After taking pictures of the castle, we didn’t go in, but continued towards Drumnadrochit, according to the guidebook this is where to buy Loch Ness souvenirs which we had promised to buy for the family.

Gun in the Scottish HighlandsAfter shopping we drove back towards Invermoriston because it is from that village the road goes to Isle of Skye. The road was really cool. We drove approximately 200 meters over the sea with mountain tops around us which were nearer 1000m. Before we went over to the Isle of Skye we stopped to look at Eilean Donan Castle which isn’t too far from the bridge to the Isle of Skye. Eileen Donan CastlePatrik, Terese and Gun went into the castle for a look while Lennarth went around and took photos outside. Inside the castle there were lots of old memorabilia from relations who own the castle. Not as much memorabilia as in Blair Castle, so one was a little blasé.

Portree HarbourAfter the sightseeing tour we went over to the Isle of Skye with the intention of finding a camping site at Portree where we could use as a base for our trips round the island. At Portree we found our way to Torvaig camping site where we stayed the rest of the day as it was raining. We took the chance to write postcard to our friends and have a rest. In the evening we went down to Portree for dinner. We ate at an Indian restaurant. Patrik took a dish that was so strong his eyes were watering.