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Stunning Skye!

Stunning Skye!


Postby coachmacca » Sun Oct 20, 2013 9:41 pm

Munros included on this walk: Bruach na Frithe

Grahams included on this walk: The Storr

Date walked: 14/10/2013

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We bought a wee deal for 2 nights in Skye a couple of months ago and we were incredibly lucky when last weekend arrived and the weather was stunning! Blue Skye , bone dry and very little wind so off we set very excited for our first trip "over the sea"

Took our time driving up from Glasgiw and stopped off at Fort William for Lunch , Many places for pictures en route and then a last coffee at Eilleen Donan castel (and more pics) before arriving at Duisdale.

Anyway I'll not bore with lost of typing but say the hills were majestic and magical, the food tasy and fresh and the walking great fun and better than most I have had. - we ill be back for more! Here' some pics and words to highlight!

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Glencoe by coachmacca, on Flickr

Passing through Glencoe so had to take the obligatory BEM shot

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Commando Memorial by coachmacca, on Flickr

Stopped off for a moment at the Commando Memorial just after Fort William

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Highlands by coachmacca, on Flickr

Quick coffee stop to check if Highlander was in..

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Skye by coachmacca, on Flickr

Bruach ne Frithe and its neighbours

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Skye by coachmacca, on Flickr

View south from Bruach na Frithe.. so many ridges so little time! (we will be back!)

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Mountain Retreat by coachmacca, on Flickr

Passed this little cottage on the walk out, saw the moon .. just stunning !

The next day after some amazing seafood at Creelers we headed up to the Storr (weather still amazing!)

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Skye by coachmacca, on Flickr

View to the famous needle

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Skye by coachmacca, on Flickr

View from the Storr back across to the Cuillins and Bruach na Frithe to the far right of the ridge

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Skye by coachmacca, on Flickr

More of the Storrs incredible and alien terrain - No wonder the opening of Prometheus was shot here!

After the Storr we had to head home (Sadly) so off we set..

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Glen Garry by coachmacca, on Flickr

Passing through Glen Garry the light and clouds were incredible - here's me effort to capture them!

Thanks for reading and looking folks, not been on the site much just been busy but I'm stili reading everyones reports and keeping an eye on the forums - hope all are well! :D
Last edited by coachmacca on Mon Oct 21, 2013 8:33 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Stunning Skye!

Postby riverlodge » Sun Oct 20, 2013 9:48 pm

fabulous pics, that B&W plate of BEM has to be amongst the best shots i have seen of it. great w/e by the looks.
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Re: Stunning Skye!

Postby coachmacca » Mon Oct 21, 2013 8:31 am

riverlodge wrote:fabulous pics, that B&W plate of BEM has to be amongst the best shots i have seen of it. great w/e by the looks.



Thanks RL - to be honest the weather was so good everything just looked amazing - its got to be one of the best mountains on earth to photograph but many thanks for the comment.

It was a fantastic w/e - looking forward to going back !
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