Rosie, my sister and I spent the last week in Skye exploring the island and relaxing in a seaside cottage.  I’ll save the commentary and just share some pictures.  I’m sure you’ll be able to tell how wonderful it all was.  🙂

















33 thoughts on “Skye

  1. Thankyou Wendy – wonderful photos and also thanks for bringing back memories of my visit to Skye in 1979. Was not that cold though! Magic place.

  2. You are sooo lucky to live in such a beautiful area! Those photos are postcard perfect! And Rosie! What a cutie!
    From the first photo, I think spring is peeking around the corner at you!
    Have a great weekend!

  3. Beautiful photos – I particularly was struck by one silvery landscape in your photos – and it was nice to see a photo with the B&B we stayed in on a wonderful trip to skye – glad you had a nice break (by the look of the photos)

  4. I want to come to Scotland! Your pics look like an advertisement for a vacation brochure. Really lovely. Rosie obviously doesn’t know that you are posting pics of her without her hair being perfectly styled!

  5. Oh boy it looks cold. Hope you had a good time on the island. Check out our sunny blog (soon) for a complete weather contrast – but your photography skills beat ours every day!

  6. Bleeding Espresso – Thank you! Rosie is such a character. It’s so much fun spending times with her.

    Helen – It was cold but at least it wasn’t raining. Glad I made you think of good memories.

    Deb – It is peeking round the corner. Very exciting!

    Joanna – She got absolutely soaked every day. I smell like wet dog!

    Gen – Walk, run, cuddle, sleep. Walk, run, cuddle, sleep. Doggy heaven.

    Pia – You do! Took a photo just for you. 🙂

    Johanna – I loved the silvery sea too. It was snowing on the hills across the water at that time.

    Tunesia – It’s a beautiful island. And, no, Rosie would not approve of the soggy doggy pic!

    Christina – It was amazing. Skye is beautiful. Come see it some time. 🙂

    Shona – Looking forward to checking out your pics. Pretty different to mine, I imagine!

    Cairo – Rosie says “Thank you!”

  7. What amazing photos! And that looks like one very happy dog. I think you’ve just done more for tourism on Skye than they could have done themselves!

  8. Oooo, I’ve been back a few times to soak in all that Scottish landscape.

    So beautiful – enough to make the eyes water. Wendy, your travel photos have always been lovely but these take my breath away.

    Question – what camera do you use? And Rosie? Well, she’s a real star…;-)

  9. Lysy – It’s an amazing island. And, despite the cold, I think Easter was a perfect time to go as there were very few other visitors.

    Aforkfulofspaghetti – It is a magical place indeed. The light in the early morning was amazing.

    Claire – I really did. 🙂

    Lucy – Thrilled you enjoyed them. I’ve just changed my camera very recently from an old(ish) point and shoot to a bridging camera. I’m away from home without it at the moment and can’t remember what kind it is. Will let you know when I get home. What I can tell you is that all pictures from March 1st 2008 are from the new camera. Haven’t even begun to discover everything it can do but so far I am VERY happy with it.

    Holler – It’s stunning, isn’t it? 🙂

  10. These are beautiful photo’s Wendy! I love the landscape and all the colours and just looks at the cute doggie running and enjoying life to the full 😀

    It looks a most wonderful break you’ve had!

    Rosie x

  11. Beautiful pictures. Very evocative.
    Easter was way too early this year.
    I think you are right to have gone on
    a trip then.

  12. Rosie – It was indeed. 🙂

    Sara – It was extremely early, wasn’t it? Must say, I was ready for a break though.

    Helen – It’s a magical, place. It looks so dramatic and yet is just so relaxed.

  13. I am so jealous! Skye is one of my absolute favourite places – I have only been once and as a very special treat, stayed a night at Kinloch Lodge (Claire Macdonald’s hotel/restaurant/cookery school). Just wonderful. Ever since I have been dying to go back and rent a cottage for a week – you reminded of all the reasons that I should get on and organise it!

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  15. Those pictures are beautiful. Unfortunately Skye is not on our travel schedule for our trip to Scotland this summer because the scenery is breathtaking. Maybe I’m too new to your blog or maybe you don’t give it out, but would you mind if I ask what part of Scotland you’re from? My husband is from Ayr which will be our base this summer.

  16. Antonia – It’s me who should be jealous! We popped into the MacDonald hotel for a wee look. It’s gorgeous!

    Linda – Thank you!

    Katie – It was… sigh.

    Ashley – She’s actually my brother’s dog. Wish she were mine. 🙂

    Lisa – I live in Inverness in the Highlands, though I’m originally from the east coast (Aberdeenshire). Where are you planning to to visit?

  17. We are planning a week in Ayr followed by a night at Airth Castle near Stirling, two nights near Inverness and two nights in Edinburgh. A good friend is going to join my husband and I and our two daughters on this trip and as we’re both fans of Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series we’re hoping to see Culloden and some of the other significant spots from her books. My husband is interested in the scotch trail and my daughters are interested in fishing and any candy shops they can find!

    By the way, I used your lamb recipe that was posted awhile ago over the weekend and enjoyed it very much. I’m glad I stumbled across your blog.

    Kind regards from Vancouver,

  18. Lisa – Sounds like a lovely trip. Not sure what I’m up to this summer but if I’m around you’re welcome to pop in for a cuppa! 🙂 Email address is

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