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And Finally – Sleat Peninsula, Isle of Skye

Rather late I know but finally my last post following my trip to the beautiful Isle of Skye in September.  If you have not yet visited, do so;  not even the good old Scottish weather puts a dampener on the stunning landscapes.  As Arnie once famously said, “I’ll be back”!A Rainbow over BroadfordThe road from Broadford to ElgolThe road from Broadford to ElgolArdvasarBla Bheinn Ridge and Loch SlapinIsland of EiggThe road from Broadford to Elgol Point of SleatRainbow over BroadfordPoint of Sleat Point of Sleat Point of Sleat Point of Sleat Point of Sleat Orsanay© [John Mallaney] and [jdmallaney In The Frame], [2012]. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to [John Mallaney] and [jdmallaney In The Frame] with appropriate and specific direction to the original content

A boat trip to Loch Coruisk, Skye

Continuing my Isle of Skye posts, and this time a very enjoyable boat trip to Loch Coruisk.  Although there are many boat operators, we decided to opt for ‘Misty Isle’ as they appeared to be a very friendly family-orientated bunch, and at only £17.50 per person it seemed good value.  Boarding the boat at Elgol in somewhat dreich weather conditions, we were warmly greeted by Seumas the skipper and his son Stuart, who would be our tour guide whilst at sea.  Along the way we were hoping to spot the often talked about whales, dolphins and sharks, however we had to make do with seals who nonetheless were entertaining.  After a very knowledgeable commentary enjoyed by all, we arrived at Loch Coruisk and were welcomed by a break in the clouds and some sunshine; bliss indeed.  We spent 90 minutes ashore (the weather was too changeable to risk any longer) exploring the incredibly picturesque scenery in complete awe.  I thoroughly recommend it!

Elgol harbourThe Misty IsleSeumas, Skipper of the Misty IsleView of the Cullin hills from ElgolThe Cullin hills from ElgolThe Cullin hills from ElgolThe Cullin hills from Elgol

View of the Cullin hills from ElgolSeals of Loch Coruisk

Seals of Loch Coruisk
Seals of Loch CoruiskSeals of Loch CoruiskSeals of Loch CoruiskLoch CoruiskA CormorantLoch Coruisk© [John Mallaney] and [jdmallaney In The Frame], [2012]. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to [John Mallaney] and [jdmallaney In The Frame] with appropriate and specific direction to the original content

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