Day 5: Goodbye Skye, Hello Highlands

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We got up early once again on our last morning in Skye to try to hit the sights we’d missed the day before and to start the (very) long drive through the mainland highlands down to Glasgow.

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We first stopped to visit the Fairy Pools (not to be confused with the Faerie Glen), which was basically a ridiculously gorgeous series of little waterfalls at the foot of the mountains.  20161117_102534.jpg

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I imagine it’s beautiful to swim in in the summer.

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On the way off of the Isle, we toured through the impossibly beautiful Eilean Donan Castle. The family who bought and restored it still use it as a holiday home…what a place to vacation!

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Back in mainland Scotland, we passed through a beautiful area called Glen Coe, where we hit a snow storm!  I didn’t get many photos because it got dark quite fast and it was very foggy, but I can’t even describe how lovely the mountain pass looked surrounded in snow.  It was like a winter wonderland!  I know the slippery conditions and narrow roads had our friend who was driving on pins and needles, but the views were out of this world.  We proceeded to sing “Let It Go” obnoxiously while the snowflakes swirled around the car.

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It was an incredibly long drive and it was hard to leave the Isle of Skye, but we happily arrived in Glasgow late in the evening, where we enjoyed a fabulous hearty meal and rented a cool and quirky apartment just outside of the city.

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