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Two Weeks on Scottish Islands

wild nature and bad weather

Arrival in Manchester
Drive to Isle of Skye over A819

Isle of Sky

  • Hike to the Fairy Pool

It was very wet, therefore you couldn’t do the full hike, however you could walk to a waterfall.

  • Trotterish Loop

Kilt Rock Waterfall
Old Man of Stor

Orkney Islands

Orkney Mainland

Ferry Scrabster to Stromness

View of the Man of Hoy from the Ferry

  • Yesnaby


  • The Gloup


  • Mull Head



Ferry Houton (Orkney Mainland) to Lyness (Hoy)

  • Man of Hoy hike


Shetland Island

Ferry Lyness to Houton
Ferry Kirkwall to Lerwick

  • Eshaness


  • Hams of Muckle Roe


Return to the Mainland

Ferry Lerwick to Aberdeen

You can also call it the ferry from hell. There are a handful of parking spaces “downstairs”. If you don’t like parting don’t take them. There are two people, who give directions and it’s not fun when they are fighting. One telling you to go further, the other one telling you not to, or you crash in the other car. I had to squeeze out of the drivers door, luckily I’m thin. I tried the other side, but it was worse. Now in all honesty it was the worst spot between two other cars and the parking spaces are only used, if the ferry is fully booked. Afterwards I was so done, I went to the help desk and told them I wanted velvet parking, because I didn’t want to get the car out of there. They offered to take the car out for free, but in all honestly I would have paid for it – a lot. Thank you for the service, if not for the traumatising experience. I’m sure you’ll be fine, I just hate parking in general and driving on the wrong side, screws the perspective even more.

Cairngorm Reindeer

The best way to see the reindeers is on a hill trip, however I didn't have the time. Still I could see some reindeers.

Glenfinnan Viaduct - the Hogwarts Express


Kilchoan boat tour to the Treshnish Islands and Staffa

Treshnish Islands

It’s a good island to see puffins.
Just if you are wondering, what the small spots are: They are birds - tons of them.

Staffa with the Fingal’s Cave

Unfortunetly that was all and I had to return to Manchester and from there: home.

Posted by Steffi Kay 09:47 Archived in United Kingdom

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