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Sunday, 28 July 2013

Isle of Skye

As promised some photos from our trip to Skye, we were blessed with very good weather - but thankfully nowhere near as hot as the rest of the country has been! No wildlife photos unfortunately - see last post  - got plenty of seagulls though but I'll stick to the beautiful landscapes for this post!

An amazing landscape in the North of Skye near to where we camped, called the Quaraing, this strange landscape was formed from a series of landslides leaving the harder rock behind, forming huge pillars and rock formations.

The Old Man of Storr - it took 3 attempts to climb this to get this view from the ridge above - on the first two attempts the cloud came in and blocked the view just as we were nearing the top!  Got it in the end though!

This is taken from below the impressive Cuillin Ridge at a place known as the fairy pools - there were lots of people bathing in the pools and it was difficult to get a photo with noone in it!

 We took a boat trip from Elgol to visit the beautiful Loch Coruisk. This photo just doesn't give justice to the beauty of this place!

Eilean Donan Castle

On our drive back we stopped at Glencoe and climbed up into the Lost Valley, as I'd never been and have wanted to see this beautiful place for a long time!  I wasn't disappointed, wish we could have stayed longer!

And as I can't put a blog post on without a bit of art in it so here is one I've done recently, of a red cardinal - wouldn't it be lovely to have these gorgeous birds on our feeders here in the UK?

 Have a wonderful day whatever it is you're doing!


  1. what a beautiful rugged land, and a lovely cardinal!

  2. That's one beautiful place to holiday in Sharon, such stunning scenery (in the sun!) Brilliant photography and a cracking painting to finish with...[;o)

  3. Somewhere I'd love to go, thanks for sharing!

  4. What gorgeous photos! We spent a week on Skye a couple of years ago. It was in February though as it was a birthday trip for me. Still, we managed to get snow at the Old Man of Storr and sun warm enough to walk in t-shirts the next day at the Quaraing! I love this beautiful painting. We don't have these gorgeous birds up here but we have spotted goldfinched, siskins and greater spotted woodpeckers at our bird table (all of which don't live this far north according to our garden bird book!!

  5. What stunning photographs. I admire your determination to take the Old Man of Storr without cloud.

  6. Hi Sharon What fantastic scenery you have captured. The boat trip must have been great and I do like the 4th shot. Your painting at the end is stunning.

  7. Sharon, I have not checked your blog for a while and today when I saw your post I could not believe my eyes. We are renovating a property In North Florida (coastal) and just this morning I saw a Red Cardinal!!!!! It’s the first one I have ever seen and was mesmerised by its red beak…and then low and behold look what you have posted to this blog post. I love it.

  8. I took the scenic route here today Sharon, I came via Maggie's blog. ;-) Love your cardinal painting. One for the list to see in real life one day perhaps.

  9. I am also visiting your blog today via Maggie's blog, nice to see Skye in sunshine! almost unheard of!

  10. A gorgeous Cardinal...and the photos are fantastic...I have missed too much in your blog....but I'm catching up!!!


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