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Three Days on the Isle of Skye

I've wanted to go to Skye ever since moving to Scotland almost eight years ago. Jon & I agreed that we wouldn't leave Scotland before we visited, and so we finally made it there this year. We drove up on Jon's birthday (May 24th), which we hoped would be the best time of year in terms of weather and midges. Turned out we were extremely lucky with both - sunshine, 20 something degrees and zero midge bites. Definitely not typical of a Scottish holiday.

We spent three glorious days exploring Skye. Here are my highlights of the trip.

Eilean Donan Castle, Skye
Munro Bagging, Skye
Bruach na Frithe, Skye
Bruach na Frithe Summit, Skye
Bruach na Frithe Munro, Skye
Glenbrittle Campsite, Skye
Glenbrittle Black Sand Beach, Skye
Glenbrittle Beach, Skye

Reflections of Eilean Donan Castle on the way to Skye. Walks with stunning and diverse scenery including the Fairy Pools, Coral Beach, Old Man of Storr, and the Quiraing. Checking off a munro by hiking up Bruach na Frithe. The moment the clouds finally cleared for the final stretch and I had that on top of the world feeling.

Glenbrittle footprints, Skye
Fairy Pools, Skye
Coral Beach,Skye
Kinloch Campsite, Skye
Shetland Ponies, Skye
Neist Point Lighthouse, Skye
Neist Point, Skye
Coastguard Hut, Skye
Sunset Kinloch Campsite, Skye

Magic hour at Neist Point. Mac and cheese at the Black Sheep food truck at Kilt Rock. Camping besides beaches and barbecuing a whole block of halloumi. Seeing an eagle and two deer up close. Having a nap in the car during a rain shower then waking up and seeing the Isle of Skye Brewery opposite. Dinner at Edinbane Inn. The ferry back from Armadale to Mallaig and an epic drive home.

Old Man of Storr, Skye
Quiraing Path, Skye
Quiraing, Skye
Mallaig Beach

I can't believe it took us eight years to make it to Skye. It's topped my list of places to visit in Scotland.

S. xo

Where we stayed:
Dornie - Clachan AirBnB / Loch Brittle - Glenbrittle campsite / Loch Dunvegan - Kinloch campsite

Here's our highlights on a map (Blue - day 1 / Yellow - day 2 / Red - day 3):