North Coast 500 – NC500 – Day 03 – Exploring Skye

First things first – maybe the best breakfast of the trip – the Edinbane Inn does a fantastic porridge. You must try it! Fuelled up – it was back to Dunvegan Castle now that they were open. This is a fantastic castle and gardens and gave us our first insight into the “faerie” culture in Skye (see below).

From here we backtracked past Edinbane heading for the north east order of Skye. There was lots of scenery but the next stop was at the Skye Museum Of Island Life. Lots to see, read and explore here but there hunger pangs were getting us and they didn’t have a cafe :(.

We just managed to get the tail end of the lunch service at The Flodigarry Hotel where the food was almost as stunning as the views. Elaine claimed that this was the best salad she has ever eaten! Another one on the list for a more leisurely visit.

Heading south along the east coast the next stop was at Kilt Rock and Mealt Falls Viewpoint.

Time was marching on so a mad dash now – heading back towards the Talisker distillery but heading left before we got there. Next stop was The Fairy Pools – a natural formation of pools and waterfalls fed directly from the Coulin mountains.

Don’t worry – it wasn’t as cold as it looks -IT WAS MUCH WORSE !!!! I’m glad I did it (and I’d probably do it again)!

We swam just upstream of the next photo – in which you can see an underwater arch – maybe the next time!

After the wild swimming it was back to the Edinbane Inn for another fantastic meal with some traditional music for afters.

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