I mostly chose the title of this trip report “Surveying Scotland” due to the alliteration. Surveying turned out to be the right verb, though. I once read in Rick Steve’s that you don’t really start appreciating a city until your second or third visit, which is something I have come to live by. That’s why we easily took our kids around London despite some things going south, it’s why I love visiting Madrid, and it’s why I’d love to go back to the Bavarian Alps.
Traveling with kids obviously slowed us down a bit, so it really felt like we only got a taste of Scotland had to offer. A decent taste, but not as much as we might have liked. Wish we had hiked more, sat more, ate more, taken tea more. But it was a great place to bring the kids.
We made the decision early on to make our way to the Isle of Skye – that involved an hour flight from London followed by a three hour car ride. What we didn’t realize at the time was a lot of that car ride was going to be on single lane roads, and adventure in and of itself. Still, we had read that the landscape on the Isle of Skye was beautiful, perhaps reminiscent of the Dingle Peninsula, and so we made the commitment to stay four nights out there.
We didn’t regret it in the least.
Here are some pictures to give you a taste of our experience there. Though I plan on expanding on what we did there, I know some people don’t like wading through long trip reports, so hopefully these photos will inspire some of you to get out to the Isle of Skye. It’s well worth it! No miles, no points, just amazing scenery and great people.
In my next few posts I’ll get to what we did in a bit more detail – but what a place!