The Highlands and Western Isles

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  1. mustaphapint

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    5 days in and so far the weather has been superb.

    The Commando memorial with Ben Nevis in the background.
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    Our pitch near Portree on the Isle of Skye
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    Hope you keep having good weather. Enjoy your trip and look forward to more photos.
     
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    We are parked up at Dallachulish Farm, Barcaldine. over looking the Loch Crearan. The sun is shinning, but we have had rain for about the last hour. The low clouds on top of the mountains is just beginning to clear. (11.10am). Hope to head towards Mallaig tomorrow.(y)
     
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    which proves the saying..

    when yea canny see the mountains.. it's rainin'

    when it's sunny ... rain is on the way..
     
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    I live in Lee on the Solent facing the Isle of Wight and we have a similar saying

    If you can see the Isle of Wight it's going to rain - if you can't see it - it's already raining!!
     
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    Sunset over Harris whilst wild camping on Skye
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    they really are worth waiting for (y)

    before I had seen a western isles sun set and before I was old enough to appreciate such things I was told a good west coast sunset could bring a man to tears, they were not wrong :)
     
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    Hi we are at Sligachan site at the moment, been wild camping near Grenbrittle, walked the Fairy Pools today, well worth doing if you haven't already. We are staying here tomorrow then making our way to Waterneach and Dunvegan . Say high if you spot us we are in a Hymer 584 Got 2 Blue Camels on the back and tatty blue bike cover.
     
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    Hi Carol. I think we may already seen you. We were in Glen Brittle 2 nights ago. We have called in at Sligachen but didn't stay there. We have spent most of our nights at the site at Portree. Fairy Pools were on our list for today but the snow in Portree this morning put us off walking. We will be on Skye for a few more days before we head off for Harris so may meet up yet.
     
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    One thing for sure if you see me you can't miss my hair, lol. :rolleyes: :)
     
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    We aborted our trip to Skye this week and at present over on the east coast at Dornoch. Heading to the top tomorrow for the weekend. We will then make our way back over to the west side if the winds die down. Do not mind the snow, just not the rough sea. Travel safe everybody, may see you if your still on the islands.
     
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    Funny but true :ROFLMAO:
     
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    For anyone looking for TV and/or mobile coverage on Skye. The stretch of coast road on the Trotternish peninsular from about 3 miles north of Uig to the top of the peninsular has excellent 3G coverage for 3 mobile and nearly a full complement of UK terrestrial TV channels. 3 mobile internet also works at Broadford and Sligachen, but TV dodgy in both locations with our set up. Some TV channels work on the campsite at Portree but no 3 mobile signal. We've never had anything better than a G connection on our O2 mobiles anywhere on the island and can only be used for calls and texts. There is no reception on anything at Glen Brittle, Edinbane or Dunvegan unless you've got satellite. Plenty of places to wild camp all over the island. We're alternating between wild camping and campsites.
     
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