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Isle of Skye: Part 2

I’m only writing this post because I know only a handful of people read my blog and most of them are friends. Here comes the best kept secret of Scotland. You’re welcome. I can’t decide what was the best thing about staying in Skye – the scenery or the Shepherd Huts. When you wake up to a view like this, you don’t have reception in your phone to be distracted and you stop feeling the urge to instagram your morning so you can focus on actually enjoying it. Janet has thought about everything when it comes to making your experience as good as it can possible be. In your huts you will find a super comfy bed with super-high-thread-count-feels-like-a-cloud-cotton bed linen, a wood burning stove, a dyson heater, a folder with all the leaflets about the best local restaurants and attractions, super fluffy towels, a sink and a table, tea & coffee, cutlery, two super fluffy cotton robes and even a Skye scented candle. You walk in and you will actually say wow because it’s …

On the edge of Britain: Isle of Skye Part 1

(Soundtrack to this post: Scottish Gaelic song, in which the poet praises the island of his heart. Composed during WWI).  Oh Skye, you stole my heart. Surrounded by sea, with the migthy Cuillin on the horizon, narrow windy roads and countless crofts, a big piece of the Inner Hebrides jigsaw puzzle. We went to Skye on a whim. During the summer I watched this documentary about the Hebrides and I couldn’t find an excuse for why we shouldn’t just drive up to Skye one weekend. We’ve lived here for over 6 years now, why have we not been there yet. We booked a Shepherd’s hut for two nights, packed rain jackets, wellies, burgers and beer to our little car and off we went. J put together 4h of good oldies and road trip music. ^^ Ready to go  ^^ Crossing the Firth of Forth ^^ First stop for coffee and cake.   ^^ It looked like it was going to rain. It didn’t. yet.  ^^ Meadow next to the cafe. pretty. Jarzebina! ^^ Narrow windy roads. Even the drive itself was …

Off to Skye

Today we’re off to the Isle of Skye. We’re staying in a small wooden cabin in the south of the island and are hoping to unplug from the world and just stare at the horizon. J has prepared a road trip playlist and we have a good supply of burgers and cider. Have you been to Skye before? Any last minute recommendations? Picture by super talented Emmanuel Coupe