Saturday, 20 August 2011

Skye Skies

We got back today after two days journey. You could do it in one but it would be exhausting. We stayed in Cumbria last night and left at five this morning. The roads were clear so we were back here by ten, in plenty of time to collect Cassie from the cattery. I love going away but I love coming home-especially to see the little cats! Our holiday was on the island of Skye off the west coast of Scotland. It has truly awe inspiring scenery. Imagine you are at my house in the seventies, and this is the beginning of a long and possibly tedious evening of slide shows of my holiday snaps! But no, luckily it is the tens and you only have to tap the little arrow key to see 26 of my favourite sky, water and mountain shots! So much easier, you are not a captive audience, and I have saved a large amount on the nibbles and wine. Having said that I would of course love to have you round for wine and nibbles. And love you to look at all the wonder as well of course! Quite a few of these are taken from just outside our holiday cottage on Broadford Bay. There were constantly changing skies and amazing sunsets.




















































15 comments:

Jenny Woolf said...

Oh my goodness, looking at these I remember why I like to go to Northern Scotland- that amazing water. I'm glad you had some sun and hope you weren't too troubled by midges! :)

Leenie said...

These photos are breathtaking! It is impossible to pick a favorite. What a good eye you have for beauty and what a wonderful place. No wonder you came back with a camera full of pictures. Thank you thank you. I clicked and enlarged almost all of them.

Rattling On said...

Beautiful pictures, Sarah. Are you going to do something with them? A calendar or postcards maybe? I miss my animals when I'm away as well.

Sarah said...

It was so stunning there that it was hard not to take a good photo! I would love to make something of them-that's a good idea! I have been printing lots of pogo pictures for my journal!

frayedattheedge said...

Lovely photos - I've never been to Skye, and you photos make me want to go!!

Sonia ;) said...

I have so missed your journey's and wow what a wonderful magical place to be...One day I will venture that way...But for the mean time I take trips with you through your blog and photos.

miss and love ya

xoxox

Yiota said...

Looks like heaven on earth! Scotland is my number one future destination.
Your photos are amazing!
Hope you had a fabulous time!

snoopydog said...

Absolutely beautiful! Looks as though you have had a lovely relaxing holiday! Ros

Kamana said...

oh i have been there ... years ago! this brought back happy memories of carefree student days :)

Liz said...

Wow! Those photos are breathtaking! I hope you had a great vacation!

Tracy said...

WOW... such photos, such light! I love the one where there almost seems to be a double sun! I've long been fascinated by the Isle of Skye and longing to go there one day. It looks a transformational type of place...*sigh*... So glad you got to go away to such a landscape, Sarah. Welcome home :o) ((HUGS))

Linda Sue said...

These look so much like where I live- The sky in particular. The photos are gorgeous- especially the shot of the two bright spots- The twentieth shot I think.
I reckon Cassie was pleased to have you back- I certainly am! Missed you a lot!
I am felting another string of red chilies because i did not take a picture of the ones I gave to my husband's Grand daughter. a few more to go ...Welcome Home!

Helen McCookerybook said...

Welcome back Sarah- glad you had a good holiday! x

Linda Jelly said...

Fabulous photos! Glad you had a lovely holiday. Skye is so beautiful!

Linda x

Shell said...

These photos are breathtaking, Sarah. I'm going to make you laugh now. When I was a teen, I use to read the Historical romances. There were a couple located in the Island of Skye. I thought it was a made up place. Had no idea it was real. So cool to know it exists and is beautiful.