In our case the boat over to Skye was the ‘Hebrides’ and we were wondering how Alfie would cope with the excitement of another ocean voyage! We wouldn’t be able to stay in the motorhome as we had over to Eriskay. Peter carried him up and we made ourselves comfortable in the ‘dog area’. He sat on our laps all the way over and was as good as gold.
As you can probably see, although the weather was fair enough on North Uist (brighter than yesterday) the weather when we disembarked at Uig in Skye was even better!
As we have done before we used the old road across the moors which reaches the east coast of Skye at the Quiraing – a landslip on the eastern face of Meall na Suiramach, the northernmost summit of the Trotternish. Incredible views:
I was determined, this time, to revisit Ellishadder Gallery, a lovely tearoom and gallery on the east coast. It is near the museum where we have previously seen a reproduction of the dinosaur footprints found on the coast nearby. Last time we were here it must have been the weekend and it was shut. This time we were lucky but were unsure when we realised there were no tables in the garden. We needn’t have worried, however, as Maggie Williams, the owner, gave us a lovely welcome and explained that she was no longer allowed to serve teas in the garden because a new cafe was going to open near the museum – very strange rule. Anyway, we took the opportunity of going inside for some delicious food in a room which also held her huge weaving loom.
We had a fabulous tomato and basil homemade soup, finishing with some lemon and blackcurrant cake. We can really recommend a visit! A young couple came in to look at the loom and we had an interesting demo – very interesting. We fell in love with a throw/rug and decided to buy it as a joint birthday present!
As we approached the Cuillins we were reminded what an extraordinary range of mountains they are…
Passing Portree (featured image) t wasn’t long before we reached Strollamus on Loch na Cairidh and we were safely ensconced in our spot inches from the loch and overlooking the island of Scalpay. I took the photo below from the passenger seat and through the windscreen to show how close we were!
The sunset, as before when we stayed here, was fabulous…
We’re looking forward to tomorrow!