Heading towards the Isle of Skye [Scotland]

Disaster strikes in the morning. While quickly packing up the van (remember: midgies!!!)  I try to keep the dogs happy by throwing the ball. Something we’ve done billions of times before. Somehow, this morning ends in total disaster……………I throw it downhill, the dogs run to fetch it, then all I can hear is Big H screaming and his back legs ceasing up making him run with his front legs only, his back legs collapsed, dragging his back downhill, unable to stop. Somehow we’re next to him throwing him on his back trying to stop his back legs from ceasing up and realising life as we know it is over.

We manage to keep calm and carry on. With the dog trying to overcome the shock we drive down to the village by the Loch, then head off to Fort Williams again to stock up on provisions for the day. The memory card in the Nikon is broke and we manage to pick up an 8 GB one for £12, bargain! The drive to the Isle of Skye is long. And full of unspoken words.

We stop  off at the Commando Memorial to take some pictures (last time we came we never had the Nikon so it’s nice to be able to remember the fallen with some half decent pics).

commando memorial Scotland UK

en route to Skye Scotland UK

en route to Skye Scotland UK

en route to Skye Scotland UK

en route to Skye Scotland UK

We stop off for lunch @ Allt Na Criche, a nice picnic area in the woods. Big H is no longer in shock although still shaken and so he has some food in the van while I take Maisie Lea for a lonely walk through the woodlands.

en route to Skye Scotland UK

Our next little stop is at Dundreggan Dam where I spot some kayakers going down the river; unlucky for us the fun’s over by the time we manage to park up and walk back.

Last stop before crossing the bridge onto the Isle of Skye is Eilean Donan castle which was apparently featured in the film Highlander [1986] and Bond – The World Is Not Enough [1999].

Eilean Donan Castle Highlands Scotland UK

Eilean Donan Castle Highlands Scotland UK

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