To regress, digress or backtrack a little, on the Jacobite Stream Train, we met a lovely couple from England, Sonya and Tony Rest.
Tony and I traded places shooting out the train window during the trip. He took these two great shots before the train pulled out.
They were on a bus tour to the Outer Hebrides, I think it was, and Tony actually helped us with our luggage on and off the ferry to Skye. Really nice folks, fun to travel with.
Back to Skye now, Peggy Nicholson picked us up about 10 that next morning, and took us for a day long tour of Skye. Peggy is a native, Gaelic speaking resident of Skye. (That is pronounced Gallic, hard “a”, as opposed to the Irish Gaelic which is pronounced with a soft “a”, Gaylic, and they are two distinct languages.)
Here are some scenes from around Skye.
We stopped in Portree, the largest town on Skye to stretch our legs and pick up sandwiches for lunch.
Another interesting stop was the Skye Museum of Island Life. http://www.skyemuseum.co.uk/
A few more from around the Isle of Skye.
We spent another night at the Kinloch Lodge with another fine meal. The next morning an associate of the Nicholson’s, Cameron, picked us up and took us to the train station in Kyles of Lochlaish, this time crossing the water on the bridge to the mainland. On the way to the train, Cameron took us up to the top of the Kyle Plock, a large hill overlooking the harbor.
Cameron took this picture of us on the dock at the train station.
We boarded our train for the two hour ride to Inverness.