Friday 13th April 2018
Isle of Skye – Day 2
First stop of the day was Portree for that much needed morning coffee fix! Portree is a lovely little picturesque harbour town.
We then headed towards Uig which is a charming little village and has the ferry port to the outer Isles of Uist and Harris.
The Fairy Glen
From Uig sits Fairy Glen which is a bizarre and delightful miniature landscape of grassy, cone-shaped hills with ponds in between which gives the glen an otherworldly feel.
Skye has a long history involving the Fairy’s, most relating to Dunvegan Castle.
Fairy or Mary?
Fairy Glen has no real legends or stories involving fairy’s that can be traced but the simple fact is that the location is unusual and fascinating and a place to explore.
Next stop Staffin aka ‘the dinosaur stamping ground of Scotland’!
On the beach at An Corran, are some remarkable dinosaur footprints. We had saw this on TV and read up about it before coming. The search was on! It took us forever to find the footsteps, I was not going to be beaten.
We looked and looked and looked…then found…I was actually thrilled!
Can you see the 3 indented footprints?
They were left by a family of dinosaurs that walked across the sand here some 165 million years ago…wow…so these are some seriously very old footprints.
It was actually quite a surreal feeling/sense of connection to be able to see and touch actual footsteps of a dinosaur from an unimaginable distance in time.
My foot inside Dinosaur footprint
Dinosaur foot print/human foot
Before leaving I had to share my exciting experience and find with anyone/everyone who was still searching on the beach or acutely interested!!!
The Old Man of Storr
Lastly we visited The Old Man of Storr which is probably the most famous walk on the Island and one we had done before a long time ago but wanted to do again.
The Trotternish Ridge, a spectacular ridge of hills which includes at its highest summit, the Storr, and it’s iconic pinnacle of rock The Old Man of Storr.
The ‘Old Man’ stands high and can be seen for miles around.
As part of the Trotternish Ridge the Storr was created by a massive ancient landslide, leaving one of the most photographed landscapes in the world!