On Saturday we intended to give my sore back a good stretching out by heading out west to do a long flat walk along Gleann Lichd which is on the road to the Isle of Skye. However, the weather was just so stunning that we thought we’d just continue driving towards the Isle of Skye and see where we ended up! (Note that we couldn’t be totally spontaneous and book a night away as we had no dog food with us and we had to be back in Inverness for church the next day, otherwise that thought might have crossed our minds!)
It was such a beautiful day. Around Glen Shiel were the most amazing reflections.
We made a quick stop at Eilean Donan Castle, for that picture postcard moment!
We eventually made it into view of the Skye Bridge, the question was, should we cross it?
The answer was an unsurprising Yes!
We drove to Broadford, passing the accommodation that we have booked for our next holiday in June (We’re really excited for 2 weeks staying in Skye first, then moving on to a tour of the Western Isles – Barra, South and North Uist, Harris and Lewis)!
Seeing as we are taking a holiday on Skye fairly soon, we didn’t want to explore too much, so we settled for our picnic lunch, and a walk across to Broadford Harbour.
(I can’t not mention these custard tarts found at the bakery in the Kyle of Lochalsh Co-op. They definitely reminded us of the Portuguese Pasteis de Nata we sampled in Lisbon!)
After our walk to the Harbour we decided on a sneaky ice-cream from Isle of Skye Ice Cream – maybe being some of the best icecream I’ve ever tasted! I went with jaffa cake and vanilla. Thankfully holding a cone and a dog lead with one hand didn’t end in disaster here!
After that, we decided to head back towards Inverness, doing part of the walk that we had intended to do! It was just all so stunning. We’ll definitely be heading back here on a sunny day to complete all 8 miles.