I notice that at the end of my last post I rather smugly wrote that I would be blogging from the Outer Hebrides – well, obviously that didn’t happen! Although there was Wifi in the hotel I couldn’t get the computer working and to be honest it was a relief because what I really needed was total rest and relaxation. Instead, I contented myself with long soaks in the bath with a good book at the end of the day – far better.
I am not good at photography and hardly ever take photographs that are not related to work in some way but for the first time in ages I took my camera with me (Isobel my travelling companion is an avid photographer so that had something to do with it) In the past when I have been travelling I have taken loads of photographs only to get home to find them really disappointing – they never really captured the beauty/grandeur/atmosphere of the places I have visited. Anyway, I did document this trip albeit in a rather patchy manner – Isobel took ten photographs to every one of mine so her blog about the trip will be far more in depth!
So the first leg of the trip was to drive from Glasgow to Uig on Skye to catch the ferry to Tarbert on the Isle of Harris. We were extremely lucky with the weather and although blowing a chill wind it was dry and bright. We stopped at the visitor centre at Glen Coe and then set off up to the Skye Bridge passing the beautiful and enigmatic looking Eilean Donan Castle on the way.
We didn’t have time to really explore fully but next time will hopefully get a better look.
A couple of hours later we arrived in Harris and went straight to the hotel where we booked into our gorgeous rooms! A glass of wine and plate of fish and chips later I was ready to hit the hay. Yeah, rock’n’roll baby!