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Lessons On The Isle Of Skye

Here's what we've learned: When traveling in Scotland, every chance you get - book a room in a pub. The pub should have a fireplace if possible. If they serve a good fish & chips or beef & ale pie, all the better. In Portree, Isle Of Skye, we spent a couple of nights in a cozy little pub with rooms above, and we met a group of very funny guys from Norway and Scotland around the fire. We've got a plan to hook up in Glasgow with our new friend, Billy, for the Celtic Connection music festival in January.

And: When you're hiking the Quiraing, and you think you've found a secluded place to answer Nature's Call, don't assume. There may be a Scotsman with a big fur hat and a walking stick just over the hill...

Looking out over the Quiraing. One of the best hikes of my life!Owen and Ella pretend to be mountain goats.

Here's another thing: when you're driving around in Skye - you're going to share the road with the sheep. Which was pretty awesome for us. That old joke of rolling down the window and asking the sheep for directions... apparently it never gets old! According to Owen, Ella, and Bob, it's funny every single time!



One more thing. Isle Of Skye must truly be one of the most beautiful places on Earth. 

Technically we weren't quite to Skye yet - but still!The kids had a ball stomping through the ice at the edge of this lake.

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Reader Comments (8)

I was curious about Isle of Skye so googled it. It doesn't look like an island. Is it? The pictures of the area and of Portree are gorgeous.

Nov 14, 2009 at 7:38 PM | Unregistered CommenterKaren B.

So beautiful! Might be one of my favorite posts.

Nov 14, 2009 at 7:50 PM | Unregistered CommenterJulie in Woodland Hills

Your photos are amazing. What incredible views!

Nov 14, 2009 at 9:17 PM | Unregistered CommenterKecia

So beautiful. On my list of places I hope to visit someday.

Nov 14, 2009 at 10:11 PM | Unregistered CommenterMary

I want to go to there.

Nov 14, 2009 at 10:22 PM | Unregistered Commenternoho1960

Good thing you wore your wellies, stomping through the ice! This place is gorgeous. Lovely weather for a hike.

Nov 14, 2009 at 11:11 PM | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

Some of the most beautiful country I have ever seen.
After seeing all this wonderful land I think all those Scotsmen might have been a little upset when they were dumped on the Georgia coast. They were convicts however so they did not have much to say about it. When they migrated to the Georgia mountains I guess they felt a little bit at home. Imagine having to leave such stunning country.
Glad they came..........what would the Georgia Mountains be without Bluegrass which the Scots pretty much invented in these and the Tennessee mountains.

Nov 15, 2009 at 6:43 AM | Unregistered CommenterMom

My hubby and I were engaged in Edinburgh and traveled around Scotland before and after. Truly lovely. Scotch, anyone?

Nov 15, 2009 at 5:32 PM | Unregistered CommenterValerie

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