The Jewel In The Crown
Isle of Skye Accommodation
Last week we had my son Kristian and grandchildren Oscar and Mya visiting for their Isle of Skye Accommodation Easter holiday, it was great to have them all visiting at the same time. When they were here we visited Loch Coruisk, one of my favourite places on Skye. We travelled down to Elgol, past Loch Slappin and the magnificent mountain Blaven. Further down the road looking over to the islands of Rum, Eigg ,Canna and Muck, it must be one of the most scenic journeys in Scotland. There are several boat operators at Elgol, we went on the Misty Isle Boat skippered by Seamas MacKinnon, he has been operating out of Elgol since 1967. Seumas is a descendant of John Mackinnon who famously ferried Bonnie Prince Charlie to safety after hiding him in a nearby cave in July 1746. It would be hard to find a skipper with more knowledge and experience of local conditions, and impossible to find one with anywhere near the knowledge of Loch Coruisk itself.
The boat anchors at Loch Scavaig it must be one of the most scenic anchorages in the world. A visit ashore involves a walk to the freshwater Loch Coruisk a short way up the glacial valley. The rocks here are all very smooth and polished and appear to flow down to the sea. You can imagine the huge forces of ice against rock that formed this dramatic landscape.There is an abundance of wildlife to be seen from the boat, we saw Cormorants and Shags, we were trying to spot golden eagles, but I think they may have had a photo shoot elsewhere! there were plenty of seals though! A great day out for you when you stay at Allt a Choire Bed and Breakfast, Isle of Skye Accommodation.