Scotland - Skye & Old Man of Storr

Our second day in Scotland started with waking up at this sweet cottage in the Highlands, nestled among rolling hills and surrounded by incredible views.

With full days ahead of us, we were particularly grateful to our host who made us lovely breakfasts, including homemade bread and jam, and steaming tea & coffee.

From Portree, we took the car and drove up north on A87 to the A855, which made for a full day of driving, but we took our time to stop often to take advantage of all the sights.

With the open fields, sheep roam to their content, and often are near or on the roads. It was refreshing to be surrounded by such an abundance of nature and fresh, clean air. 

This waterfall was beautiful, and we were fortunate enough to witness a whale shark in the water, as well as some seals! The valley nearby was exceptionally windy, but we bundled up, as the views were spectacular. 

With dusk soon approaching, we were eager to make it to Old Man of Storr for a highly anticipated walk up to its summit. The path proved to be quite steep, and the wet and slippery terrain made it a bit challenging. However, I loved every single second of the walk, and upon arriving at the top, I was left in absolute awe and had the humble experience of feeling small (like really, really small!)

Pictured: me, on the left

Pictured: me, on the left

Pictured: Tom, center

Pictured: Tom, center

It was extremely windy and cold once we reached the top.

It was extremely windy and cold once we reached the top.