Billy visits Scotland – Isle of Skye part 1

We took the CalMac ferry from Malliag to the Isle of Skye – a very beautiful up to 45 minutes journey – which excited Billy very much as he never knew a car could ride on a boat.  I highly recommend taking this route to Skye, it’s beautiful.

CalMac Ferry, Scotland

Loaded onto the ferry

CalMac Ferry, Mallaig Scotland

Goodbye Mallaig

Loch Hourn, Scotland

Crossing Loch Hourn

It was on Skye that we had out first full Scottish breakfast and my liking of haggis began.  But I cannot do the blood pudding!  Can you spot which one is the pudding and which is the haggis here at Cafe Sia?  Billy loved the potato scones.

Scottish breakfast, haggis

Full Scottish breakfast

We stopped at many places on Skye but it was at the stunning Slighchan bridge where Billy stepped out to stretch his legs and scramble over the rocks.  There is a myth that the waters of the river are enchanted and will grant you eternal beauty if you dip your face in the water.  Wonder if that works on fingers because that is all that got dipped into that very cold water.

Isle of Skye, Slighchan Bridge

Slighchan bridge – old in the rear with new in front

Black Cuillin, Isle of Skye, mountain range

The Black Cuillin mountain range behind our wee coo

Up to this point Billy had not seen any of his hairy coo cousins but we saw plenty of sheep!  He wasn’t terribly fond of the sheep as they got in the way often where we were driving.

Whatcha looking at, tourist?

And just like that, it was time to check into our Bed and Breakfast outside of Portree on Skye.

Teri and Billy 📷

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21 Responses to Billy visits Scotland – Isle of Skye part 1

  1. ourcrossings says:

    Great post and fantastic photos, Billy and Teri! 😊 Scotland is such a beautiful country to explore and the Isle of Skye is nothing short of magical. We were supposed to be on our way to Scotland now but our plans got cancelled due to the coronavirus. I hope we’ll get a chance to explore it one day. Thanks for sharing and inspiring 😀 Aiva

    • Thank you for stopping by and sad to hear your visit to this remarkable country has been cancelled. I hope you get to reschedule it because it is a great place to visit. Hope you’ve read his prior posts and are caught up for the rest of his adventures 🙂

  2. That arched bridge is amazing. We saw some similar bridges in Ireland.

  3. I loved Isle of Skye! Billy is having quite an adventure!

  4. Lovely… We have visited the Isle of Skye twice but haven’t been in years. It is such a beautiful place… (Suzanne)

  5. Pit says:

    I think I can spot the haggis. Isn’t that the round pattie just above the tomato? I’ve never been partial to blood pudding or the German equivalent Blutwurst. My mother used to fry that in a pan, and it’s part of a famous Cologne dish, “Heaven and Earth” [fried Blutwurst with mashed potatoes and apple sauce] – none of which are my favourites.

  6. Ingrid says:

    I would’ve so dipped my face in the water … I need all the help I can get these days 😆

  7. Nancy says:

    Billy is having a true adventure! Loved that bridge!

  8. Nancy says:

    Oh by the way… we were headed to Ireland and Scotland this September… but the trip has been canceled. But we know we will get there when this darn Virus goes away!

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