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Old Mar 13, 2008, 6:24 AM   #1
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Skye is known as 'The Misty Isle' with good reason. I've been many times, and usually got very wet, especially on the tops of the Black Cuillin, Britain's most Alpine peaks. Here it's seen, from the Applecross Peninsula about 25 miles away, on a 'good' day, when you'd get the views, but also get very wet.

On the right you can see some vertical stripes of cloud, signifying a downpour, and if I'd been there that would have been my personal cloud, I expect.
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Old Mar 13, 2008, 6:31 AM   #2
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Here's a closer view. The little town temporarily in sunshine stands out because it's well washed.

One Skye man in a pub to another: "Och Donald, it's September now, and it's been raining since June."

Donald: "Aye, Hamish, and which June is it that you were meaning?"

(If you're going, make it in springtime, but still take your rubber boots! July & August are fairly reliably wet in W.Scotland. If rain has set in, cross Skye & travel on to the Outer Hebrides, where it will rain less heavily.)
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Old Mar 13, 2008, 1:10 PM   #3
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Hello Alan,

Great to see some photos of that lovely island, with it's typical clouds!

I have also been there several times over the period of 10 years. Many times wet n windy, but also I have been there particularly in April in lovely dry & sunny spells. Your "story" and quotes of the two men in the pub is something I can just imagine, though.

What is that little township in the 2nd photo?

I still have a number of friends on Skye - in Broadford, Portree and Kyleakin.

Thanks for sharing.

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Old Mar 13, 2008, 3:16 PM   #4
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...What is that little township in the 2nd photo?
I think it's the tiny village of Sconser, ferry terminal for Raasay, on the way from Broadford to Sligachan. The Isle of Raasay is on the right, I think. I don't know what the prominent white building is. I'll look next time I'm there.
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Like them both, but like the 2nd one best. The boat on the water shows the magnitude of the surrounding land. Thanks for sharing with us your part of this wonderful world....

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Alan T wrote:

Oh great. North Atlantic Islands. Misty Isle. Mystery Isle. Have reserved the four letter word for my brave dog, but this is tempting...

Beautifully located village. Vulnerable. Lovation, sorry, location multiplied with high vulnerableness factor

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