Seal spotting nr Dunvegan Castle – Coral Beach, Isle of Skye [Scotland]

seal beach Dunvegan Castle Isle of Skye Highlands Scotland

We’re off for a bit of seal spotting ^_^

The little island they inhabit is too far away to see with the naked eye but my spotter genius husband Mr. B quickly produces a pair of binoculars and then happily sits down for a while trying to capture the cute beasts on camera ^_^

seal island Dunvegan Castle Isle of Skye Highlands Scotland

Big H is slightly better but still on full rest so we take only Maisie for a little stroll around the gorgeous island. If I said she was missing him I’d probably be lying…….she is definitely making the most of her quality time alone with us it seems.

Coral Beach Isle of Skye Highlands Scotland

Walkies isn’t the same with just the one of them ……. but the views are absolutely outstanding!!!

seal island Dunvegan Castle Isle of Skye Highlands Scotland

We head on to Coral Beach, a mile or so down a track from the car park. Although you might think otherwise, it’s not actually coral that makes up the creamy pink tinged sand, but fragments of red macroalgae (or Maerl which is dried, calcified seaweed) and lots of shells too. The Coral Beaches are an amazing sight, they are beautiful whatever the weather but look like a tropical paradise on a clear day; white beaches against a backdrop of aquamarine waters.

Coral Beach Isle of Skye Highlands Scotland

Coral Beach Isle of Skye Highlands Scotland

Coral Beach Isle of Skye Highlands Scotland

Coral Beach Isle of Skye Highlands Scotland

We suddenly hear what sounds like a plane and when we can finally see it it appears to be a low flying fighter jet. We read in the papers the day after that Sir Chris Hoy swapped his wheels for wings to take a flight on an RAF Typhoon fighter jet so we’re convinced it was him ^_^

Coral Beach Isle of Skye Highlands Scotland

We take a gentle stroll back to let Big H out of the van to stretch his sore leg and to have a car park picnic before heading out to the camp site we’ve chosen for the night.

Coral Beach Isle of Skye Highlands Scotland

Coral Beach Isle of Skye Highlands Scotland

Coral Beach Isle of Skye Highlands Scotland

Coral Beach Isle of Skye Highlands Scotland

Coral Beach Isle of Skye Highlands Scotland

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