A Visit to the Isle of Skye

Christine Crowley By Christine Crowley, 1st Mar 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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An over-night trip to the Isle of Skye was a magical adventure. Wild and beautiful with a coastline of high cliffs and huge rocks.

Isle of Skye

A visit to Scotland would not be complete without a trip to the Isle of Skye, Located off of the western coast of Scotland, Sky is a beautiful, rugged, and wild place to visit. We took the ferry from Glenelg and enjoyed watching the birds soar above the water. Once on Skye, we hitchhiked along the coastal road and enjoyed the beauty of the high cliffs, huge rock formations, and the very rural scenery of this beautiful island.

A visit to Skye would not be complete without seeing the long-haired cattle indigenous to this area. Nature provided these cattle with a shaggy coat and thick hide so they do not have to be housed during the harsh winters.

If you like walking and/or hiking, Skye offers hundreds of walking paths along the rugged and beautiful countryside. Dotted with many b and b's, take your hiking boots and camera and off you go!

A trip to Dunvagen Castle should be on your itinerary. The oldest parts of the castle date to the 13th century. Any ghosts on this tour? Smile :)

There are so many boat tours you can take, it's hard for me to recommend just one. Any port or harbor offers tours along the coast for your viewing pleasure.

I hope that you will be able to see the Isle of Skye some day. Happy traveling!

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Europe, Great Britain, Inner Heberdies, Isle Of Skye, Scotland, Travel

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I am retired from a community college and working part-time. I've always loved to write and find it rewarding.

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author avatar Marci Zweighaft
1st Mar 2012 (#)

I really enjoy reading Christine Crowley's stories & her poetry. She is so insightful &...just a wonderful writer.

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author avatar Buzz
2nd Mar 2012 (#)

So do I Marci.

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author avatar Christine Crowley
2nd Mar 2012 (#)

Thank you both so much!

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author avatar Denise Larkin
2nd Mar 2012 (#)

Very interesting. Thanks for sharing.

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author avatar Christine Crowley
2nd Mar 2012 (#)

Thank you, Denise. Have a great day!

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author avatar Songbird B
2nd Mar 2012 (#)

I have never yet travelled to Scotland and the Isle of Skye, but I so enjoy seeing it through your eyes Christine..

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author avatar Christine Crowley
2nd Mar 2012 (#)

Thank you. Hope you can travel there, some day!

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
3rd Mar 2012 (#)

lovely piece Christine...I met Lady MacDonald, a great chef, when I was there...thanks for reminding me of a lovely trip...

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author avatar Christine Crowley
3rd Mar 2012 (#)

Wow! Wish I had met Lady MacDonald. That is neat!

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author avatar Delicia Powers
10th Mar 2012 (#)

One of my VERY favorite places....We named our Skye Terrier- SKYE after her home place- she was just a few years old when we brought her back with us to the states...she is now resting in peace- buried at the edge of our woods beneath a hill, we lost her last March she was 17 years old...great article thanks Christine!

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author avatar Christine Crowley
10th Mar 2012 (#)

Poor Skye - I am so sorry. I'm sure she had a wonderful life with you in Maine.

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author avatar Isabelle
29th Apr 2012 (#)

A place for my imagination to travel too I believe. I'll be making my way too the Isle of Skye in late September and was wondering whether anyone would know of boat trips from the island up north to meet the Norwegian coast line? I would love to experience travelling these waters..

Any information is much appreciated, thankyou

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