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My first year living on the Isle of Skye :)

My first year living on the Isle of Skye :)


Postby dooterbang » Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:47 am

Route description: Sgùrr na Strì

Sub 2000' hills included on this walk: Sgùrr na Strì

Date walked: 11/02/2019

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I used to log my reports regularly on here but times change, for me it was moving to the Isle of Skye exactly one year ago. Being surrounded by mountains and such beautufil scenery I didn't feel the need to relive my outdoor activities anymore! So I'm just posting some photos of the last year which are all on Skye:)

I live in Broadford which is on the South end of the island. The road to Elgol has become my playground! I trail run, hike, cycle & walk all straight from the door. Accessing the NW Coast is easier as is the Outer Hebrides and places like Arisaig. The Black Cuillin is a 15 minute drive away and I pass it daily for work. I'm also two minutes walk from the sea :)

So this post is just for my own memories and not an actual walk report as such. I'm sure those familiar with Skye will spot some of the walks and areas. I tend to stick to the South of the Island in summer as its quieter whilst in winter I head North. Big thanks to Alan Bellis (mountainstar) for getting me up the Inn Pin in summer - cheers mate :)

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Thanks for looking :)
Last edited by dooterbang on Sat Sep 26, 2020 11:00 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: My first year living on the Isle of Skye :)

Postby nick70 » Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:31 pm

Wow, such stunning pics. Thanks for posting :clap: :clap:
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Re: My first year living on the Isle of Skye :)

Postby IreneM » Mon Feb 10, 2020 1:14 pm

Absolutely beautiful photos! :clap:
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Re: My first year living on the Isle of Skye :)

Postby Sgurr » Mon Feb 10, 2020 2:27 pm

Wonderful pics. ....I suppose if you live there you can pick your time. Is there a downside to living the dream? if not, we don't want to know. BTW, your location is still Glasgow next to your avatar....so I think it IS just a dream.
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Re: My first year living on the Isle of Skye :)

Postby gammy leg walker » Mon Feb 10, 2020 2:35 pm

My favourite place in the whole world
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Re: My first year living on the Isle of Skye :)

Postby dooterbang » Mon Feb 10, 2020 3:58 pm

Sgurr wrote:Wonderful pics. ....I suppose if you live there you can pick your time. Is there a downside to living the dream? if not, we don't want to know. BTW, your location is still Glasgow next to your avatar....so I think it IS just a dream.
Yeah I gotta work 4 day per week Mon-Thur! But I get to viist places like Plockton, Dornie, Glenelg etc etc. My job can be draining at times but the 4 day week really helps and provides balance....and cash :shock: :lol:
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Re: My first year living on the Isle of Skye :)

Postby Sgurr » Mon Feb 10, 2020 4:15 pm

dooterbang wrote:
Sgurr wrote:Wonderful pics. ....I suppose if you live there you can pick your time. Is there a downside to living the dream? if not, we don't want to know. BTW, your location is still Glasgow next to your avatar....so I think it IS just a dream.
Yeah I gotta work 4 day per week Mon-Thur! But I get to viist places like Plockton, Dornie, Glenelg etc etc. My job can be draining at times but the 4 day week really helps and provides balance....and cash :shock: :lol:


That is the joy of being retired, but the down-side is you wobble downhill instead of striding....though not for the first 15 years or so.
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Re: My first year living on the Isle of Skye :)

Postby BlackPanther » Mon Feb 10, 2020 6:48 pm

I can't imagine a better place to live... I'm not jealous at all :mrgreen:

We go to Skye regularly (2 hours drive for us, so not too bad!) but we still haven't seen everything, I always thought that IOS has an infinite number of routes and the whole life is not enough to explore the island...

We might retire to the Misty Isle one day. If we can afford it :lol: :lol:

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Re: My first year living on the Isle of Skye :)

Postby Huff_n_Puff » Mon Feb 10, 2020 7:08 pm

Just beautiful - thank you :D :D :D brings back lots of very happy memories and the motivation to pay our respects again in the not too distant future.
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Re: My first year living on the Isle of Skye :)

Postby onsen » Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:07 pm

Lucky duck.... :thumbup:
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Re: My first year living on the Isle of Skye :)

Postby Collaciotach » Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:51 pm

Sin thu a' bhalaich agus a' bheil Gàidhlig agad fhathast ? .... remember and pick up the mother tongue ,you 'll understand so much more of the landscape :wink:
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Re: My first year living on the Isle of Skye :)

Postby past my sell by date » Tue Feb 11, 2020 1:04 am

Fabulous photos of a great place. Brought a lump to the throat
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Re: My first year living on the Isle of Skye :)

Postby nick70 » Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:37 am

I couldn't agree more with what all the above have said.

It's amazing how such beautiful, stunning pictures invoke such strong, positive, emotive feelings.

Again, thank you for sharing :clap:
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Re: My first year living on the Isle of Skye :)

Postby Silverhill » Sun Feb 16, 2020 6:21 pm

Good on you for taking the plunge 8)
Amazing pictures and I look forward to seeing more of them this year!
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Re: My first year living on the Isle of Skye :)

Postby ThePatch » Sun May 23, 2021 11:45 am

Great post and photos.

dooterbang - I'm a nurse moving to Skye this summer and I've not found much in the way of housing. Can I ask how you found accommodation on Skye? :crazy:
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