A proper walk

As promised, some photos from a 'proper' walk, involving a hill of a decent height.  They're from my daughter's recent trip to Skye with her university hillwalking club.  For once they had decent weather - they seem to have spent the autumn and winter walking inside a cloud - but on this occasion the clouds fled and she actually got sunburnt.  

The shot above is looking towards the bridge linking Skye to the mainland.  Before the bridge was built the crossing was made by small car ferries,  of the turntable sort that still make the crossing at the south end of the island.  We crossed on one of these on a summer visit to Skye a few years ago.

The shot below is looking towards the destination for the day's walking - the Storr and the Old Man of Storr.  The Old Man is the pinnacle you can see halfway down the slope to the right of the shot.  My daughter's group walked to it up along the ridge leading from the left of the shot.

And here's the Old Man from up top.

And one of those 'it was worth it' views.

A glimpse of sunrise, from the hostel the group stayed at.  The sun is rising over the mainland of Scotland. 

And to finish, some deer posing for photos.   

Unfortunately the group's latest walk again encountered clouds, made more challenging by the fact that it was the annual fancy dress walk.  Anyone who encountered bizarrely-clad walkers on a Scottish mountain recently - one of them was mine.


  1. "Over the sea to Skye"! I just noticed that a new film about Bonnie Prince Charlie is in the making.

  2. To me, these views are just stunning!

  3. I was in Skye about 12 years ago - didn't spend nearly enough time. I even think I could manage a nice retirement there and spent time looking for places to live on on our visit!!

  4. That is a gorgeous place and lovely photos. I'd certainly enjoy climbing it, but I don't think I'd climb the Old Man.

  5. What nice scenery! I'd love to go hillwalking with your daughter.

  6. Scotland is simply breathtaking! Thanks for sharing. x

  7. This shots are brilliant! What a beautiful place.

  8. Breathtaking! Makes me want to travel to Scotland...
    Thank you for sharing those wonderful photos.

  9. Ha ha, the annual fancy dress walk! I remember the ferry at Kyleakin, and I've stayed at the youth hostel at Sligachan. Fond memories of days gone by - but the mountains don't change. I really hope you're feeling much better. X


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