by Andy Kay(Guest Commentary)
We gave some friends ,up from the central belt, a fast tour of the west and north of Skye yesterday. Despite the weather forecast predicting a full day’s sunshine the morning’s visit to Stein in Waternish and to Neist in the far west were overcast and although both locations were awesome they were robbed of their grandeur and beauty by the lack of colour. However, a fast lunch at Dunvegan bakery saw the louring cloud pealing back and we headed south to see the majestic Cuillin. With it’s dusting of snow the ridge could be viewed to it’s best advantage and as the road to Sligachan continued the Red Cuillin started to catch the eye, cue short photographic stop.
We headed north back to Portree ,by now basking, and continued on to the Old Man of Storr, the Trotternish ridge a constant on our left. Through Staffin and beyond to Flodigarry and the northern tip of the island where the outer Hebrides stretched out before us across the horizon. Now travelling south down the western seaboard the dipping sun gave the Minch the sparkle of a million diamonds as we arrived over Uig bay for a final picture, before heading home to Allt a Choire – Skye Accommodation.