Today was spent exploring the south tip of the island, known as the Garden of Skye and including Sleat and Kyleakin.
Here the landscape is less harsh than the rest of the island and provides all the trappings of civilisation such as Co-op, fish and chips and petrol.
Our plan was to visit the otter hide at Kylerhea, and after a long windy drive and hike in driving rain, that the locals refer to as “thats mist, not rain” we arrived, only to find the hide closed for painting. Thanks to the Forestry Commission for that.
So no otters, but some stunning views over Kyle Rhea to the mainland, coupled with a double and debatable triple rainbow.
The coast line here is very scenic and is more accessible that further north with several small harbours and salt marsh stretching into the sea and sea lochs.
The landscape is still dominated by the Cullin Mountain range and is littered with streams and waterfalls
The weather has been very changeable again today from heavy rain in the morning easing of as the day went on. The forecast is for some better weather tomorrow.