25.08.2010 16 °C
Sometimes it is right to trust your instincts over the satnav. Sometimes not. Today was one of those days where it was not. But I did anyway. So after a few loops of Inverness we were headed out on the road that took us along ... the real Loch Ness. Which really is very big. If I were a monster I would choose Loch Ness to hide in.
It drizzled persistently for the whole trip and even so, the scenery was breathtaking. To be honest, by the time we reached Skye I was awaed out. A short stop to see a film on the landscape of Skye had the kids dragging on my arms and yawning ostentatiously. But we did find out some interesting facts about the re-introduction of sea eagles to Skye. 200 strong so far. Let's hope.
We ended our trip in Uig which consists of a few houses, a ferry port where ferries leave to a couple of islands in the Hebrides, a pottery shop and a couple of cafes and bars. Lacking the stamina to cook we went to the restaurant at the end of the road where I tried a Talisker - the local whisky - but didn't like it. Shan't be bringing any of that home. Sorry.