Scotland Road Trip Day 2 09/07/2015

Fort William-Portree-Uig-Tarbert-Stornoway

We left Glen Nevis campsite ridiculously early. We were up around 6, so decided to just get up and get ourselves ready. I used a public shower, I hate public showers but decided I needed to be brave. It wasn't too bad. The showers had doors and a separate area to hang clothes. 
That morning, there were tonnes of midges. 
Oh man, they were eating me alive, I pretty much ate a bunch of them too. After the tent was dissembled and we showered it was 7am, so we decided to head to McDonalds again and grab breakfast. 

We basically had the whole day to get from Fort William to Uig for our ferry to Tarbert at 18.30. 
David drove slowly up towards the Skye Bridge. You can either get a ferry to Skye or go the long way and drive over the bridge. 

Our first stop was Eilean Donan Castle. It's so lovely. Beautiful castle and landscape. We didn't go in. We weren't interested with the inside of the castle, mostly the outside. Apparently at night, they light up the castle. 
We didn't stay long here, there wasn't much more to see than the castle itself.

After another lengthy drive, around an hour, we landed in the town of Portree. Portree is the main town of Skye, so very touristy. It was too early for lunch so we didn't bother eating anything. We took a walk around the town. 

The waterfront was colourful. It reminded me of the houses in Tobermory on the Isle of Mull (Featured on the show Balermory on CBBC). 

We headed along the east coast coast of Skye towards Uig. On our way up we saw the Old man of Storr. It's basically just a huge rock face. You can walk up it. The parking for it was heaving. All the tourists were there were their cars, which made us reluctant to go. There was basically no where to park apart from along the side of the road (not too safe!).

We went past a waterfall, but I forgot the name of it. It was on the way to Kilt Falls. The waterfall was hidden but you could hear it. 

We then hit Kilt Falls. I hate heights, so didn't stay long to look at it. Beautiful views right across the water. 

We then stopped off in Staffin for some lunch. There is nothing in Staffin apart from a dinosaur museum. I have no idea where that was either. Lunch was basically inside a community hall. It has the local shop on the side too. It was called the Kilmartin Restaurant. 

Food was good! BIG portions. I had the coronation chicken baked potato. It was served with a generous helping of crisps, salad and coleslaw. 

David had the mac and cheese. Again served with a generous helping of salad, crisps and coleslaw. The staff were so lovely. I love islanders, they are so warming. 

After food in Staffin, we headed to the Skye Museum of Island life. We didn't go in. They were similar to the black houses in Stornoway. There was also a cemetery where a famous lady called Flora Macdonald was buried. 

We got to Uig really early. Around 3pm. Our ferry wasn't due to leave until 6.30pm but had to be there an hour or so before. We had a cake and a coffee in a local tea room, then parked up our car in line to get on the ferry. 

David's first drive onto a ferry! It was pretty cool. 

The ferry wasn't too long, around an hour and a half. Then there was a long drive from Tarbert to Stornoway which took an hour. We've been on the drive before, so nothing new. 
We arrived quite late, around 9.30pm and then had a lovely homecooked dinner by our friend Dorothy and her friend Joan. They both hosted us for our entire stay in Stornoway. 


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