In Portree we stayed at the Roses Bed and Breakfast which is run by Andy and Lian Na, an absolutely wonderful couple who own and run this wee little bed and breakfast. There are only two guest rooms in the cottage which means you get their undivided attention and a fantastic breakfast in the sun room. We cannot recommend this place enough!
Portree is the town capital of the Isle of Skye and is the busiest town on the entire island. It is a 15 minute walk from the bed and breakfast. We only went into the town one night for dinner and then a walk around the crowded streets where we got ice cream and happened upon some bagpipers practicing for a competition.
We didn’t eat at this fish and chips spot but it seemed to be very popular with the tourists.
The next morning before we hit the road again we had a wonderful breakfast. Lian Na cooks it herself and gave me a tip on how to make porridge her way. Billy and I fell in love with it and her baking. Everything was so so good!
As we were leaving to head back to the mainland and clear across to Aboyne, I asked Lian Na where we might find some coos to photograph. She told us of a farm just at the edge of Skye before reaching the bridge that takes you back to the mainland and with a big slice of cake to take for the road trip, she wished us a safe and pleasant trip.
And just as she told us there they were, hairy coos!!!!
On the road again to Aboyne but first, Billy sings Born to Be Wild.
Teri and Billy 📷