Today was the day for our private tour of the Highlands, from Inverness all the way to to top of Skye.
We booked our tour with The Hebridean Explorer and our driver was John. He was fantastic. We absolutely loved him. Not only was he very knowledgeable about the area and the history, but he truly enjoys sharing the Highlands with his customers and he made us feel very welcome. We did not have the best weather so he modified the order of the stops so we would have the best weather for the the more important stops. He did break my heart just a little bit when he revealed that there aren't really Scotty dogs in Scotland and most men do not wear kilts. *sob*
But he made up for it with beautiful scenery and great stories.
On the way we passed Loch Ness and saw Urquhart castle from a distance.
Then on to Eilean Donan were we went inside to look around.
After Eilean Donan we went to Portree which was our stop for lunch.
Then to The Old Man of Storr. As you can see it was super windy.
And one without me in it.
Scotland from Skye.
On the way back John took us to another great view of Eilean Donan.
There was someone playing the bagpipes as we stood above on this hill and I took a short video. At the start you can hear us talking to our driver about people learning the pipes then they realized I was recording and they stopped talking. Part of the reason I took a video was to get that accent... can't go wrong there. He could have been reading the phone book and I would have listened.
And the Heilan' Coos!