We finally made it to Skye!
Happy Friday guys!
Hope you have all had a lovely week so far.
This has been a crazy quick week, can’t believe it is Friday again. We’ve had a busy one exploring the west coast of Scotland before heading onto the Isle of Skye.
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Highlights of the Week
This week, we were invited to stay at the NC500 pods in Achmelvich. We have stayed here before and absolutely love how close it is to walk to one of Scotland’s most beautiful beaches.
We chilled out, had a movie night, swam in the sea and went for walks along the beach in between the crazy rain showers. It’s such a lovely place for a remote getaway.
Isle of Skye
The wind and rain tried to make us postpone going to Skye again but I am so glad we just went for it. The wind gusts on Wednesday meant that the bridge was closed however it meant we got to drive into a beautiful unexpected sunrise on Thursday morning.
We grabbed the opportunity at a dryish weather window to walk up to the Old Man of Storr (in the mad rush of it all, didn’t check the parking metre and returned to a parking fine 🤦🏼♀️) but it was so worth it as the clouds cleared when we got to the top and had the most incredible views!
It was also brilliant to see that there is a new chemical waste disposal point beside the car park though so we’re telling ourselves the money will go towards more motorhome development 😊
Kilt Rock and Mealt Falls
In between the rain showers, we also managed to jump out to take another look at Kilt Rock and Mealt Falls. Kilt Rock is a seacliff between Portree and Staffin, formed by thousands of years of punishment by the powerful ocean below. The cliff itself gets its name from its resemblance to a kilt, with the vertical basalt columns forming the plaits and the varying colour seen as the tartan.
In addition to the stunning sea view and the beautiful cliffs leading up to them, there is also a rather unique waterfall here that tumbles directly into the ocean. Mealt Falls is 55-metres tall and is a mesmorising sight to watch, especially if there has been a lot of recent rain.
That’s all from us, if you want to see what we get up to on the Isle of Skye, make sure you are following along on our Instagram stories @highlands2hammocks. Have a great week friends ❤️
Gemma and Campbell x