Scotland 2014 Day 8: The Magnificent Isle of Skye
We got up early to the best breakfast of the trip.
|And so begins the best breakfast of the trip|
|Um. Yep. Corn Fritters and Smoked Salmon|
|Matt's insanely glorious cheese and meat plate|
We left for Malaig well-fed and ready for more adventure. We arrived soon after at the Glenfinnan Viaduct, a train-bridge made famous by the Harry Potter films (and the line which that steam train that we saw law night runs along). This was cool, we took a short hike up to a view and took a bunch of photos.
|Glenfinnan Viaduct, made famous by the Harry Potter films|
|The viaduct that the Harry Potter steam train goes along|
|But first, some more smoked salmon for the ferry|
|Try saying that 5 times fast|
|Here come the mountains|
|Skye is epic|
|Super clear water|
|Matt being crazy|
|More crazy Matt|
|And... basically a shot from the movie "Noah"|
|In hiking mode|
|Uggghh Skye is AWESOME|
|What a hike!|
|Another mountain selfie|
|When you don't have hands, this is the easiest way to scratch your own back|
That was a fun tour, and onwards we went from there to check into the B&B. It was an awesome view, and was just outside of Portree. We dropped our stuff there for a bit and relaxed for a few before heading back out in search of dinner. In Portree, we wandered a few of the remaining open shops, and I found a pastel image of the Old Man of Storr mountains, done in a sortof Pixar art-deco poster style! Very awesome, and I got a copy of it to take home and frame. I was super ravenous after our hike (and our pretty much skipping of lunch), so we found me some classic chips in newsprint at a place called "The Chippy!" Oh, so Britishy. I was really keen to have some chips in newspaper since it's been so long since I've had that. Reminds me of the glorious days of my early teenage years in England, constantly getting chips at the shop to warm up from a cold, rainy day outside. The chips were always so fresh and so warm, covered in salt and vinegar, and ALWAYS wrapped in newspaper. :) So awesome.
|Now we're talking - legit chips in newspaper!|
|Man, this is pure enjoyment|
|Harbour in Portree|
|Hey man, nice mussels|
|Best canrachan of the trip!|
And after another long and incredible day of touring, we headed back to the B&B and went to sleep early.