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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

On the road in the Isle of Skye

Here are a few shots whilst on the road in Skye – just over the bridge in Plockton, which is affectionately known as the ‘Jewel of the Highlands’ .Also posted are a number of shots of the ruins of the medieval Cill Chriosd Church, a worthwhile stop on the main road from Broadford to Elgol.

Duncraig castle across the bay of PlocktonCill Chriosd ChurchLeac nan Fionn, TrotternishCill Chriosd Church
Village of Plockton (The Jewel of the Highlands)Leac nan Fionn, Trotternish PortreeThe Trotternish peninsulaCill Chriosd Church© [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

Isle of Skye – Kilt Rock and the Fairy Pools

More shots from my memorable trip to the Isle of Skye, this time taking in Kilt Rock waterfall and the Fairy Pools.  Kilt Rock is a 200 ft high cliff situated on the east coast of Skye’s Trotternish Peninsula.  The rock formation has the appearance of pleats in a tartan kilt hence it’s name.  The Fairy Pools are located in the Cullins mountain range and are an impressive congregation of crystal clear streams, pools and waterfalls.  Although on the day the weather was pretty disappointing, it remains a must-see.

Kilt rock waterfallKilt rock waterfallKilt rock coastlineKilt rock Fairy Pools LandcapeFairy Pools waterfallFairy Pools landscapeFairy PoolsFairy PoolsFairy PoolsFairy PoolsFairy Pools waterfall© [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

The Isle of Skye – Neist Point and The Old Man of Storr

I recently had the pleasure of visiting the Isle of Skye for the very first time.  Staying for six days in Ardvasar at it’s southern end, I managed to cover most of the Island apart from the Waternish peninsula.  This will have to wait for my next trip which is most certainly guaranteed.  The Isle of Skye is a simply breathtaking with dramatic scenery around every corner.  The weather was typically Scottish – numerous showers with the odd burst of very welcome sunshine.  My camera had a particularly busy time; having reviewed many gigabytes of photographs I have had to categorise my photographs and they will be spread over a number of posts which will follow in due course.  However, for the time being enjoy Neist and one of my favourite places ‘The Old man of Storr’

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Waterstein Head, Neist PointThe long way down to Neist PointNeist Point cliffsOutline of Neist PointNeist PointNeist Point lighthouseNeist Point lighthouse© [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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