We thought we would start the day with a stroll around our immediate area to get our bearings……we walked down our steep drive and on down the road into Kildonan with fantastic views to the right over our tidal Loch Greshornish. We meandered on down the skinny little road past a road sign for the village of Fank and then back onto the main road. We headed onto Edinbane, supposedly just up the road, it ended up being a 2 mile walk away. The Edinbane village shop has long since closed for business, the Edinbane Pottery was open but sadly not the Edinbane Inn so nowhere for a much needed coffee…..there was no option but to walk back to Kildonan, this time all uphill. The get-to-know-your-area stroll ended up being a 6-7 mile walk. We saw Highland cows, sheep with amazingly thick coats (looked like polar bears in sheep bodies!), black sheep with extremely curly horns, and a buzzard overhead.
Lunch back at the cottage and a brief relax before Mr L the chauffeur took us on a tour of NW Skye. First trip was to Stein, an absolutely gorgeous little village on Loch Bay. We booked a boat trip for tomorrow morning fom here. We then drove on to Dunvegan which has a castle and gardens, we plan to return to this relatively busy little village later in the week. Mr L then found the road to Colbost and the Three Chimneys Restaurant which was on my possible places to eat out at one evening…..that is until we saw the prices, £60 or £90 per head for a set meal…..I am sure it is very nice but those prices are a bit more than we are prepared to pay. The road through Colbost was single line traffic with passing places, it continued like this all the way to Neist Point, the most western point on Skye. We followed the clearly marked walk down the cliffs and up to the old lighthouse, again starkly stunning scenery set off with the sun sitting low in the sky, it will be a good sunset there tonight.
We stopped for a quick drink at the now open Edinbane Inn before heading home for dinner and a game of scrabble – Mrs L was the winner!
Sun, soft clouds in blue skies overhead and temperatures rising to a high of 19c made for a perfect day. The skies from our cottage tonight as the sun set behind the hills were shades of blues, pinks and purples – amazing!