Five Days on Skye
In this article (13,000 words, 29 photographs) we discuss our five days on Skye. We present a day-to-day account of our sightseeing activities; discuss the key attractions we visited; and provide our impressions, key facts, selected photos, and relevant references. We also discuss how we would plan our holiday if we could do it all again.
With our daily driving excursions we visited the Trotternish, Waternish, Duirinish and Sleat peninsulas. The weather was exceptional for our time on Skye which added a rich dimension to our sightseeing.
Key attractions included the Skye Museum of Island Life, The Old Man of Storr, Uig, Colbost Croft Museum, Kilt Rock and Waterfall, Shilasdair Yarn Company, and Armadale ferry pier. Just being able to drive to new destinations each day and observe the unique Skye landscape was a rare experience.
Crofting was a theme for us and hence we visited the Museum of Island Life near Kilmuir and the Colbost Crofting/Folk Museum. We present a short account of crofting including references for further reading in an appendix of the eBook.
We rented a well-appointed self-catering crofter’s cottage in Broadford as a base for the five days. As the second largest township on Skye, Broadford provided access to all the supplies we needed, as well as a selection of good restaurants. Broadford is a lower key township than Portree which we appreciated.
The Isle of Skye has a well-deserved reputation as a very good travel destination. We think you would enjoy it.
|File size:||6 MB|
About the Author
OS Wayfarer will chart my journey from international development assistance specialist (project management, monitoring and evaluation, and tender writing) to travel, feature and business writer. My tender management and writing was informed by over 25 years as a development assistance consultant and by an intimate knowledge of the tendering process. I really enjoyed this tendering work - in essence it was putting together a story, albeit a non-fictional story. The deadlines, research, planning, interviewing, writing and presentation for each tender were all consuming and satisfying, yet exhausting at the end. I do not wish to retire but I do want to "transition to retirement" and travel a lot more for pleasure. So why not write about some of the travels and also write about professional aspects of my development assistance work? From what I can see this self-publishing caper is a lot like tender preparation. So I intend to write, publish and market articles (as eBooks) about project monitoring, tendering and travel. I want to learn everything about this exciting process. Oh, and I am a sucker for technology - I do enjoy my Kindle, DSLR camera, notebook, smartphone and digital voice recorder! I welcome your feedback as I learn to write, publish and market these eBooks.