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- Cathy & Pat
self-catering holiday accommodation on Scotland's Isle of Skye
First, a look round Waternish starting at The Fairy Bridge. Legend has it that if you first enter Waternish over the Fairy Bridge, then your heart will forever belong to Waternish
The Boy's Cairn or Cat Cairn, which has its own supernatural legend
Bay, the south end of Lochbay, a quiet , tranquil shore well worth a visit
Stein and Lochbay township from the shore at Bay
Allt a' Chaim, the hill of the tinkers. one of the most spectacular panoramic views in all of Scotland
Soon after Allt a' Chaim, by the thatched cottage in Lochbay, comes the second great Waternish panorama, the view out over Stein to the Minch and Outer Isles
The view back of Lochbay township from the road down to Stein
Past Stein and looking west over Fasach park
Storm clouds over the Minch, seen from between Fasach and the War Memorial
Looking back towards Fasach from the War Memorial
Travelling north along the Waternish road , spectacular views out across the Minch continue to unfold,
Looking north from Dunhallin to Upper Halistra
......and a little further along, Upper Halistra and the road to Carnach
Carnach seen from the lower parks of Dunhallin
During the summer, there is an abundance of orchids on the crofts
The view north west from Hallin Park
The weather can be quite spectacular............
The traditional crofting township of Geary on the north east coast of Waternish
North east Waternish, Gillen and Geary from the clifftop walk at Scorr Bay
Scorr bay looking south and Loch Snizort
The view back down Lochbay from Ardmore
Trumpan Church, a wild and windy place..........
Trumpan again, a scene of massacres and plots............
The Trial Stone, if you can put your finger in the hole, blinfolded, you're innocent. If not, Hangman's Knoll is not far away.............
Near Waternish Point are the ruins of Unish House, reputedly the first proper house on Skye
We don't get much snow, but when we do, it's spectacular...
...........and the sky can be amazing........
Lochbay township in snow
Snowscene from Hallin Park
Looking north from Dunhallin
.......and down towards Carnach.......
Waternish is famed for its sunsets....this is the classic view from Allt a Chaim
.........but the sunsets are good wherever you are on Waternish............
.....and after the sunset, what better accompliment is there..........
......than a generous dram of Talisker, our local brew..........
Then a brief tour of Skye, starting in the centre at the Cuillins
.....north through Portree, looking back to the Cuillins from the Meall
...carrying on north up Totternish to the Quiraing
The north end of Trotternish Ridge
Then south to The Old Man of Storr
....now heading west towards MacLeod's Tables
Continuing west, looking towards Colbost and the road to Glendale
Fasach in Glendale
Skye's western most spot, Neist Point , the lighthouse and Waterstein Head
Looking across Loch Dunvegan from Galtrigill towards Waternish and Stein
Looking south across Husabost towards Dunvegan
Dunvegan Castle, home of MacLeod of MacLeod for over 1000 years
Starting to head east but looking back towards a moody Roag and MacLeods Tables
........and catching another mood of Skye, the Tables in December
Continuing east and looking down Loch Harport to the Cuillins
Detouring into Minginish to Fiscavaig and looking towards MacLeod's Maidens
St Maelrubha's Chapel by Loch Eynort has a legend of its own
..........and back to the Cuillins, seen here from Drynoch
Cuillins moods from Sligachan
....now heading towards Elgol and lingering on the shore of Loch Slapin with Blaven in the background
.....on to the shore at Elgol and one of the classic views of the Cuillins
Then down into Sleat to Camus Cross
.....and down towards Aird of Sleat, looking north here over Tormore and the Sound of Sleat to Sandaig - Gavin Maxwell's Camusfearna
Finally to leave over the Skye Bridge, seen here with PS Waverley, the last ocean going paddle steamer in the world and a regular visitor to Skye
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