I've been on holiday in Skye.
When you cross over the sea to Skye, you can feel the change in the atmosphere immediately, the air is cleaner and softer, the pace is slower and calmer, and the island is friendly.
Here is the view we woke up to every morning
although some days it was like this, which was lovely too.
Skye has excellent two lane roads, but others are single lane with passing places, marked by the distinctive off-road sign you can just see here. All drivers in Skye were extremely courteous and generous, and there was never any problem meeting another vehicle even on the narrowest of roads.
This was a not uncommon occurrence and you had to be careful if a lamb was on one side of the road and the mother sheep was on the other.
Sometimes they had to be "encouraged" to move.
I was always trying to get a good picture of a pretty little lamb.
"Come on!" I would say "You'll be on a blog, you'll be famous".
Most of them were unimpressed but this one decided to pose for us.
It was all very well meeting delightful sheep and lambs on the road but this lot were a different story. I expect these cows were warm and cuddly, but their long sharp horns next to our car on a narrow misty road were a bit disconcerting.
This Hieland coo was a few inches from the car door which I opened to take this photo. Wasn't I brave! I'm glad he didn't turn round.
And then there were the blind summits on a single lane road. This road was steeper than it looks here.What was over the summit? It could be anything - a sharp bend, a steep drop, another car or lorry ...... or what? But it never seemed to be a problem.
When we got back to the Mainland and saw the road sign "Blind Summit" on a normal road we shouted "That's not a Blind Summit!".
Skye is full of awesome walks.
What will we find at the top of this hill? Another hill?
Or it could be yet another magnificent view.
Everywhere in Skye was Beauty,
the beach and the sea
or a peaceful country scene.
I hope you enjoyed your visit to Skye, a wonderful island.