Over the sea from Lochcarron to Skye - photographs, images and impressions by Excalibur 2002  

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I was lucky enough to have a few days working in this delightful part of the world in July 2002, and took a few shots as I went. Having climbed many of these hills when younger, fitter, and slimmer, it was nice for a change to admire them from afar rather than climb into the clouds, especially in such pleasant summer weather. Enjoy....

Portree panorama

Portree bay panorama taken from my hotel window. From here Bonnie Prince Charlie bade farewell  in 1746 for the last time to Flora MacDonald, who had conveyed him "Over the Sea to Skye". see also: http://www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/skye/portree/index.html

Lochcarron   Lochcarron
Lochcarron   Lochcarron
Lochcarron - looking to Applecross   Lochcarron
Lochcarron   Lochcarron - single track road by the loch
Lochcarron   Lochcarron
Lochcarron - wild roses   Lochcarron - distant views of blue hills
approach to Kyle of Lochalsh   Skye bridge
approach to Kyle of Lochalsh   Approach to Skye bridge, Cuillin Hills
Cuillin hills, Skye   Sligachan, Skye
Cuillin Hills, Skye

(pinnacle ridge on Sgurr nan Gillean centre)

  Sligachan, Skye, Beinn Bhreac
View of Portree and the Old Man of Storr   Portree harbour
View of Portree and the Old Man of Storr   Portree's delightful harbour
Portree harbour   Portree harbour
Portree harbour - yachts   Portree harbour - seaside cottages

Further reading

"Yet, beyond all this, there is something far greater, something that I cannot see. I can only feel it and I do not know of what I talk. My time on the islands has brought out an awareness deep within me. I have no firm belief in a religion or God, but I still seek. I am aware that all these islands have a presence and, the more isolated the island is, the stronger this presence becomes. One day, I hope that I will find my belief and discover God. Until then, the nearest that I can come to this is to be alone on my islands and to feel the awe that surrounds me." Andy Strangeway