Drama on the Isle of Skye

'You will see dramatic cliffs, wide views and a new surprise around every corner' - that is what the guidebook said about the north part of the isle of Skye in Scotland. This area is called Trotternish and it is known for it's rugged landscape. We stayed in a great little hotel called the Bosville in Portree, a half hour drive away from one of the most scenic walks I've ever been on. Having driven in the night before in total darkness, we awoke to a lovely harbor town which was nice and quiet in the off-season. I can imagine it looks very different in the summer. 

The town of Portree

The town of Portree

As we drove to the north on our way to do a walk called the Quiraing, the scenery got more impressive after every turn. Like the guidebook promised. The beautiful drive led us to a parking area from where our walk began. What followed can only be described in images, instead of words. If you ever have the chance to head out to Skye, please do so. It is a magical place. 

The start of the Quiraing hike

The start of the Quiraing hike

The weather was not too great but the sun breaking a little bit made everything extra dramatic

The weather was not too great but the sun breaking a little bit made everything extra dramatic

This is my favorite photo of the hike

This is my favorite photo of the hike

Beautiful colors

Beautiful colors

The sea beyond this massive ridge.

The sea beyond this massive ridge.

We weren't alone

We weren't alone

On our way to the mainland the day after, we saw more of the scenery we missed as we arrived in the dark. Although quite different from the rocky ridges of Trotternish, the middle part of Skye proved to be as stunning. 

The winter sun breaking through over Skye

The winter sun breaking through over Skye

Leaving Skye

Leaving Skye

I have no doubt we'll set foot on Skye again sometime in the future.