Bessie has come to rest at Lochside Campsite on Loch na Cairidh near Broadford on Skye.  If you thought the campsite in Dunvegan had a good view, how about this?

Going back a few hours, we left Dunvegan just after 11am and took the road to Portree and the Co-op, having previously taken these shots:


Thirsty sheep beside the campsite


Dunvegan Castle


Large white daisies and a pretty pink flower – any ideas Dorothy?

We had decided to head for Portree to partake of their excellent fish and chips.  Unfortunately, Peter got drenched when he went down to the harbour to fetch them.  Portree is one of those quaint towns that has narrow streets, not entirely suitable for motorhomes but there is a free carpark for larger vehicles not too far away. Suddenly, the heavens opened minutes after he left but the fish and chips were the hottest I’d ever eaten!

Our route  took in the Cuillins once more – it seems that they can be seen from almost any point on the island, in spite of it being quite a large island.






The campsite turned out to be quite different to what we had imagined.  It’s in Strollamus, just outside Broadford on the east side and sits directly on Loch Na Cairidh – see the header picture – with the island of Scalpay just opposite.  It is perfect!  The owners are from England and added the pitches onto the boatyard about five years ago.  We love it and would stay here if/when we return to Skye.  We were disappointed that the cafe we had eaten slices of Humpy Bumpy cake three years was no longer there but I have another idea for tomorrow.  The best news is that our 3 mobile remote wifi works!

A rainbow appeared behind us over the Cuillins…


and then this fantastic sunset – even more beautiful when seen above the loch. Aren’t we lucky!