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Just got back from the Isle of Skye…

…and still, I have my trousers.

A week’s walking with 2 Canadians 3 Americans and two Brits, my other half included and a Scottish Leader. Scottish Leader was brilliant all round and the others all very good company too. We were all there to discover the same thing, that is the delights of walking in Skye. There were two ‘elephants in the room’: Trump and May, but amazingly we all seemed to be of the same mind. This was something of a blessing.

We all had a lot to talk about and loads of walking to do. I’ll let the pictures do the talking this time and it’s back to cartoons next time, rather than “What I did on my holidays”

Can’t go without mentioning the weather: generally good, sunny in patches, windy enough to keep the midges grounded for the most part. The rest of the UK was apparently cold and very wet, but we missed it.


This is where “Ring of Bright Water’ was written and where Gavin Maxwell lived and wrote the book.  Ring of Bright Water


Still life with seaweed


Beach which has seaweed that has turned to this:



This is the graveyard where Flora Macdonald is buried along with fashion designer Alexander McQueen. I wonder if he would have liked his headstone, the location could not be beaten.




We climbed so high it felt like we were looking down from an aircraft, the light changed every few seconds and the views were just amazing as you can see here. What you might not get from this is the huge scale of the mountains. On a clear day, you can see Japanese tourists in thin clothing and designer handbags tottering up to view the strange people in boots walking the hills in rainproof gear and waterproof gaiters and gloves, in June!


4 Comments Post a comment
  1. Love the photos, Paul. It was indeed a wonderful trip. I’m also enjoying the cartoons on your web site.

    June 14, 2017
    • Thank you Melissa, I hope you and Chuck had a good trip back to the USA if you are back! We enjoyed your company and will look forward to seeing Chuck’s photographs in due course.We’ve taken a peek at his website so we are really looking forward to the results from Skye, very impressive and we were particularly impressed with his abstract take on his subjects. Keep on walking!

      June 14, 2017
  2. Kristy Peterson #

    Great photos, Paul! It was a fantastic trip!

    June 21, 2017
    • It was indeed, hope you had a good trip back. Thanks for your kind comment. Keep on walking!!

      June 21, 2017

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