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Skye

Well there are no other words for it, our first visit to Skye will definitely not be our last.
Perhaps it was because we had luck with the weather (to a degree...) but no I think it's more to do with the fact that it's such a wonderful place.
Sorry for the volume of images I tried as best I could to curtail my enthusiasm
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Loch Portree from close to our hotel


A couple of images from the Fairy Pools




The Coral beach near Dunvegan.


An image from the Portree Highland Games


Was it something I said?
Seals on our approach to the Loch Coruisk drop off point (from Elgol).


A very much reduced in size multi-portait panorama of Loch Coruisk.


Another image from Loch Coruisk, we highly recommend the walk around the Loch, a stunning place.


Another very much reduced in size multi-portait panorama of South Rona from near Tote Forest (North of Portree).


Looking west from near Duntulm Castle.


Finally the stunning Cuillins from our Hotel garden at Portree.


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Lovely shots of a lovely place.
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Re: Skye

A great series of photos Huw. Maybe the seals don't like what the other had for lunch (or dinner the night before, depending which end offends ).

You obviuosly had a good time there then.

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Re: Skye

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Lovely shots of a lovely place.
Thanks Iain, yes a lovely place and I apologise a little here because I know that many members are fully aware of Skye's virtues

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A great series of photos Huw. Maybe the seals don't like what the other had for lunch (or dinner the night before, depending which end offends ).

You obviuosly had a good time there then.

Thanks Ross, yes we had great time there for a week early in August, stayed at the stunning Cuillin Hills Hotel which we thoroughly recommend particularly if you pay that bit extra for a Sea-view (definitely worth it).
We were also really fortunate with the weather, which helps wherever your destination
I've only just got around to PP'ing the many RAW images due the joys of work

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Beautiful landscapes and lovely weather. Great shot of the hammer thrower too.
Thank you Phill, I have many shots from a morning spent at the games. We were not ideally positioned and as a result it was nigh on impossible to isolate the subject.
Sadly there was an incident where one of the hammers went astray and collected one of Highland dancing judges.
Thankfully we read in the local paper the next day that she was only badly bruised rather the more severe injuries I think everyone was imagining when she was taken away in an ambulance (again fortunately the hospital is right next door to the games location).
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Thanks Iain, yes a lovely place and I apologise a little here because I know that many members are fully aware of Skye's virtues
No need to apologise Huw, I don't get there often enough so enjoy the images as much as those who live nearer the equator
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Re: Skye

Beautiful landscapes and lovely weather. Great shot of the hammer thrower too.
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Re: Skye

Great shots, Huw; I'm not jealous! Skye is a fantastic place and I really enjoyed this set.
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Great shots, Huw; I'm not jealous! Skye is a fantastic place and I really enjoyed this set.
Thanks John, I'm glad you enjoyed them
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Re: Skye

Nice images Huw.
Obviously living on Skye I get to see these places all the time.
I hope Sandra at the Cuillin Hills Hotel looked after you well.
have I mentioned on the forum before that I live on Skye.......................?

I'll get my coat.
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Nice images Huw.
Obviously living on Skye I get to see these places all the time.
I hope Sandra at the Cuillin Hills Hotel looked after you well.
have I mentioned on the forum before that I live on Skye.......................?

I'll get my coat.
Thanks for the kind comments Seonnaidh
I was mindful of you and other members who are fortunate enough to experience Skye on a more regular basis
And yes we were looked after extremely well at the Cuillin Hills Hotel, we will be going back, I need say no more
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Re: Skye

A lovely varied series of shots Huw. Skye is a fantastic place, and you;ve illustrated it well.

The third shot brought back memories of a wet climbing trip. The beautifully shaped mountain with the gash down the middle is Sgurr an Fheadain and the gash is the (in)famous Waterpipe Gully. We had an exciting wet day climbing the gully, following in the footsteps of Victorian climbers who eventually managed to get up it in 1895. And a proper struggle it was On a more sombre note, we heard a helicopter during our ascent and later found out that a lady had been killed by rockfall somewhere in the southern (RH in the shot) part of the coire. Those beautiful mountains are very dangerous.
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A lovely varied series of shots Huw. Skye is a fantastic place, and you;ve illustrated it well.

The third shot brought back memories of a wet climbing trip. The beautifully shaped mountain with the gash down the middle is Sgurr an Fheadain and the gash is the (in)famous Waterpipe Gully. We had an exciting wet day climbing the gully, following in the footsteps of Victorian climbers who eventually managed to get up it in 1895. And a proper struggle it was On a more sombre note, we heard a helicopter during our ascent and later found out that a lady had been killed by rockfall somewhere in the southern (RH in the shot) part of the coire. Those beautiful mountains are very dangerous.
Thanks for the kind comments John, interesting to hear that you made up that Gully, phew
I had read about the Victorian climber accent, apparently it took many hours. Sad to hear about the poor lady you mentioned though.
We took in the Fairy pools as part of a circular walk traversing the lower slopes to the left of these photos and then back along the forest edge. It seemed that almost all visitors stop at the pools and then return directly to their cars
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Re: Skye

That's a great set of images and gives a good taste of the magic of Skye. I particularly like the coastal shots, I have a passion for seascapes and Skye has so much potential for these.

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Sorry for the volume of images I tried as best I could to curtail my enthusiasm
No such thing as too many W Highlands photos.
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