Other Isle of Skye favorites... I kinda liked it there 😍
Some of my favorites from our drive around the Isle of Skye.
Isle of Skye is magical!! The people have so much pride and love for their land. You can see why... it’s certainly easy to appreciate such natural beauty. People told us Fairy Glen was special and we just had to go and see for ourselves. Someone even told us the hairs on our arms would stand up. Might’ve had something to do with the wind, but they certainly did!!
Left Edinburgh around 11:30 yesterday and began the 4 1/2 hour drive to Isle of Skye. We seemed to encounter every possible weather pattern along the way - sun, wind, rain, sleet, hail! It was beautiful nonetheless, and the brave Scots were still bundled up in rain and winter gear and out for their walks through the highlands. We finally made it here around 7pm last night, so that 4 1/2 hr drive took a little longer than the published time. 😳 🏴
Explored as much of Edinburgh as we could before resorting to whisky and cask ales to warm us up!
Off to explore Edinburgh and Stockbridge (the less touristy side of the city) as seen from our warm and quite cozy room.
Our last day in Madeira, we spent hiking Pico Ruivo and Pico Arieiro. Pico Ruivo offered us views of Santana and the northern coastline from 6,000 feet up. Arieiro offered us some major adrenaline rushes as we climbed into and around canyons and cliff ledges. Needless to say, a couple days later and our legs still hurt, but it was a pretty epic end to our time on this lovely little island.
Our day took a course of its own and we ended up here. Had to stay a little longer to soak it in!!