From Loch Carron to Skye

“My heart is yearning for thee, O Skye, Dearest of Islands.”
From ‘Song to Skye’ by Alexander Nicolson

My trip to Skye began with a drive from Inverness, where I had been staying with friends, through Lochcarron to Kyle of Lochalsh and on over the Skye Bridge. The weather for the trip had looked bad the day before, but on the day it was blue skies all the way and absolutely beautiful. Lochcarron looked gorgeous and I stopped at a viewpoint along the way for some lunch and to enjoy the views.

I attracted the attention a couple of Hooded Crows via the medium of biscuits and they kindly posed for me in return.

Then it was onwards through the wonderful scenery and over the bridge to a lovely evening on Skye.

Next: A Room with a View



  1. My Scottish ancestral territory, loverly…They once owned the Isle of Skye and most of the territory around the Northern Highlands, with great castles around Loch Ness and other places. Great illustration and photos. Amazing what a few biscuits can do for a good pose :).

    • Have you ever visited? You would love it ๐Ÿ™‚ Turns out my ancestry may have something to do with the Cuchullins/Cullin hills, which leads back to Ireland via Skye.

      Its amazing what antics birds will get up to over a biscuit ๐Ÿ˜€

      • No, I haven’t visited Scotland as yet, and I’m sure I will love it when I visit in the future. I’ve often dreamed of living in castles there ( ancestral memories, perhaps? ) .My McGuillivray and King McAlpin ancestors have roots with the Picts ( originally celts from France) who married Irish Queens – way back ’round 1500 BC- so I go back to Ireland through my Scottish roots there. One of my paternal Gt Grandmothers was Irish, Egan was her name, related to the namesake on the Egan stone and the priests who set up the first law schools in Ireland. My McLeod and McDonald ancestors owned the Isles, so much interest there. You are fortunate that you have them on you doorstep and that you make the efforts to embrace it and incorporate your own ancestral interest and present feeling into your experience ๐Ÿ™‚ Ancestry is interesting and the more one studies it, the more it is certain that we are all related ๐Ÿ™‚ . Happy adventuring!

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