Yesterday after our B&B Isle of Skye guests had departed Andy persuaded me to go a wee drive down to Elgol. The drive down to Elgol is always filled with many photo stops. First stop at the roadside next to Loch Cill Chroisd to take some pictures of the magnificent mountain Bla Bheinn, with just a dusting of snow on top. Continuing on our journey our next stop was at the edge of Loch Slapin for another picture of Bla Bheinn and Clach Glas, translates to Grey Stone. Further on we pass through the township of Kilmarie, there is a car park on left where you can park. On the right there is a a track, Am Mam Pass, leading to a beach at Camasunary. The track was built by the army in 1968 to allow better emergency access to the south-east of the Cuillin. It has not been maintained in great condition, but it makes for a non-boggy walk with no navigational challenges.
Heading on to our final destination, the jewel in the crown Elgol, sits on the shores of Loch Scavaig at the end of the Strathaird peninsula. There are boat trips, the Bella Jane & Misty Isle from Elgol taking you into Loch Coruisk. I can highly recommend this trip, having been on it on numerous occasions, on a clear day you see the majestic Cuillins in all their glory, a truly inspirational journey. You can also take a short but rough walk to visit the cave where Bonnie Prince Charlie spent his last night on Skye before escaping by boat once more. I remember Kristian my son, visited New York on a British Airways flight and the menu had a picture of Elgol on the front, Elgol world renowned. I did get out to take some pictures at Elgol, it was bitterly cold but still worth it. We headed back home to Broadford, on the way we stopped to give a local Elgol resident who had been hitching a lift to Broadford. Back home Sunday pork roast in the oven, jobs done, unwind, get ready for another great day at Allt a Choire B&B Isle of Skye, who knows what wonders will await us.