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 📷
I love the coos. They just have the coolest looking hair.
I’m amazed they can see and the wee baby coos have their hair off their faces.
We only had a few hours in Portee but I loved it. Seeing the bagpipers practice must have been fun. And of course my favorite part of the post is the Highland Coos!
Everybody loves a coo! We had Indian for dinner, then walked around to an ice cream shop and bam! There they were! Although we heard them blocks away 😉
Do I only imagine it, or is Billy really staring aghast at the porridge? 😉
He was trying not to drool as I told him don’t touch it until after I took the photo 🙂
I learnt about coos from you and first time seeing hairy cows (coos). Thanks – and what??? No fish n chips!! Sigh!
I had to have Indian food that evening 🙂
Holy cow or hairy cow? 😉
Es el mismo? 🙂