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Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Off to Skye and John O'Groats + Eilean Donan

Looking across to Skye from Applecross

Today we started our now annual exploration of parts of Scotland. Setting off to Skye to Edinbane, where we are staying at Shorefield House. After three nights in Skye we will head up to John O'Groats to stay in one of the Natural retreats chalets there.

The weather threatens to be decidedly autumnal for the second half of August with sunshine and showers and temperatures in the low teens.   


The chalets  outside and inside

On the way to Skye: Eilean Donan Castle
We stopped to take some photos of this hugely popular attraction, which is just a few miles east of the Kyle of Lochalsh and the bridge across to Skye.  

 Eilean Donan glimpsed through the trees

A couple of holidaymakers

1 comment:

Luc Charlier said...

We heard on the local radio (Roussillon) that a Belgian listener has posted a remark on their website according to which the temperature in his part of Belgium was ... 2°C, with mist. This is not even Autumn!