There was one particular reason Visit Scotland wanted me to go to Skye. It was to experience the Tattie Bogal Scarecrow Festival. I don’t know if I arrived too late, if they’d been moved because of the bad weather (doubt it, people on Skye laugh in the face of bad weather – I assume), but there were no tattie bogals in sight. I was genuinely disappointed! But never mind.
After a good search post-distillery I accepted that it wasn’t going to happen and decided to explore the island some more instead. I drove toward Portree via Sligachan, struggling to see the scenery around as real rather than a painting or film set the whole way.
|Look at that|
|Look at that!!|
|Head in the clouds HAR HAR HAR!|
|Look. At. That.|
It was then back in the car to arrive at Portree and appreciate more generally stunning nature.
Portree is very pretty. I also did what I do best in any place – I found a decent cafe. Cafe Arriba to be precise.
|The view from Cafe Arriba|
I then headed home for an early night, I decided plenty of rest before the journey home the next day was a good idea going by how exhausted the journey up had left me!
The next morning I was on the road by 7:30am leaving what had been an excellent few days in Scotland! Yes, things hadn’t gone exactly to the plan, but that’s the way it goes with travel and that’s okay. I still had a brilliant experience, thank you Visit Scotland for inviting me along!