Highland photo journal, part 5- Isle Ornsey, Skye

Our journey from Applecross to Isle Ornsey seemed relatively short compared to other journeys we have done recently.  We arrived nice and early.  It’s easy to see why the Sleat peninsula it is called the garden of Skye.  It is so green and lush compared to the moorland that covers much of Skye.

We arrived early which allowed us to take a long, long walk around a remote and unknown coastal area.  Stopping only to get lost and to have to backtrack over clifftops, rocks and boulders, and through ferns and nettles and grasses.  It was pretty though.


We stayed here at Heaven’s Ocean, one of the most picturesque b&b’s I have ever stayed in.

The owners, both artists have put so much thought and effort into creating a wonderful space full of interesting pieces, antiques and artwork.  It really is beautiful.

Down the road, on the way to the pub, we passed a common highland sight- The honesty box:

The free range duck eggs in this one really don’t get much fresher than this:

It was such a still evening.

Perfect midge weather!

I couldn’t resist taking a photo of this on the way back.  Friday nights in Isle Ornsey are for people who really know how to party! 🙂

Before we knew it we were off again, leaving behind the green and floral land into the deep dark mouth of the Cuillin range at Elgol.

Before  we did this, the weather turned.   However, this brought it’s own little bit of magic.

While in search of shelter, we found this little gem of a place right next to where the ferry arrives from Mallaig.  I highly recommend finding this place and following the trail.  Here are just some of the highlights:

This made me laugh:

Then it all got a bit ‘Wicker Man’….

So we got outta there and back on the road!  Next stop Elgol.


Posted on July 2, 2011, in Photography, Scotland, Travel and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Great photos. Connie
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  1. Pingback: Highland photo journal part 8- Glendale, Skye « cannylassie

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