Saturday, April 30, 2011

A wee trip to the higlands

Well day two we left early and headed to Pourtree, a Town on the isle of Skye. We took the ferry across so had to be there by 5:30 to ensure we made the 6:00 ferry (the last of the day)

Our first rest break was a Hamish the Highland Coo..

There was also a loom set up there on how they weave tartans.

We stopped at the Onich hotel for lunch, Had a good lunch and had some time to walk on the beach.



Then we where back on the road again and our next stop was the Harry Potter Bridge :) It was in the first movie as the Hogwarts train steamed across the bridge.

It is also known as the glen Finn-en monument

Any who.. we made the ferry at 4:30 so caught the 5:00 one so where where ahead of schedule. There was a cool statue on the docks that we saw as we set sail.


We got to Pourtree early and got set up in hostels, B&B and hotels and then wandered for dinner.

After i wen't to bed i flipped on the TV and was watching the movie "The brides made' at one point in the movie they are in Scotland and they all hop in the range rovers and head to the pub. And there was a shot of the cars going along the docks to the pub. So look at the above picture and picture a line of ranger rovers driving past the buildings.. It was cool, I was there...)

For the record the pink one is not a pub as the movie shows it, but a hotel.

Anyway end of day two, i start the morning with a walk up to the tower you can see above the hostel.


jjdebenedictis said...

Ah! That wee coo-beastie is awesome! What a cool looking animal (although it looks like it could be dangerous if it took a dislike to you.)

Enjoy your hike tomorrow/today.

Sarf's Travels. said...

The trip was over last week, just posting my trip report.