Waternish and a Yarn Pilgrimage

At the very north-western end of the Isle of Skye, on the Waternish peninsula, there's a yarn shop. I have been known to travel a long way for yarn and this is one of the furthest flung pilgrimage sites. It wa sa beautiful day for a road trip, and we set off in sunshine which… Continue reading Waternish and a Yarn Pilgrimage

An Accidental Tour of Highland Film Locations

Another day out, yet more dramatic scenery and beautiful Scottish villages, some of which will most likely be terribly familiar. I only realised as we drove into Plockton that we'd done part of a 'HIghland Film Location Pilgrimage' and this is why there were so many tourists about so early in the season. Eilean Donan… Continue reading An Accidental Tour of Highland Film Locations

A Fast Boat to Soay

We had a really mixed bag of weather on our trip, from drenching freezing rain to bright spring sunshine. Somehow the day we decided to go out on a boat turned out to be one of the bright and sunny ones. As we have a nine year old boy who's a bit of a speed… Continue reading A Fast Boat to Soay

Landscape and Light of Skye

When you go to Scotland on holiday it would be a bit much to expect Mediterranean style sunshine requiring the sporting of bikinis and suncream wouldn't it? Well, luckily, that's exactly what didn't happen (and anyway, bikinis and I are strangers these days). What we got was a proper old mixture of Scottish Weather. We… Continue reading Landscape and Light of Skye

On the Sleeper to Skye

This trip has been on the cards for some time, but things happened, and we had to wait a bit before we could go and visit our friends in their new home (and business) on the Isle of Skye. All of a sudden we had some funds and decided to go in the first week… Continue reading On the Sleeper to Skye