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Atlantic View
Atlantic View
The Cathedral
The Cathedral
Jonah my guide(back) with Greg in front
Jonah my guide(back) with Greg in front
Old Man of Storr Cathedral and Sanctuary
Old Man of Storr Cathedral and Sanctuary
Descent from The Old Man of Storr
Descent from The Old Man of Storr
Silver Light Black Rock
Silver Light Black Rock

SKYE HIGH WITH THE OLD MAN OF STORR PART 2

17th September, 2015

Emerging from the bothy after the storm Jonah and Greg show me the mysterious Cathedral  This is a monumental and dramatic rock formation that again looks like some derelict church from a Caspar David Freidrich painting. It does look like a stage set and it is flanked by another rock formation called The Sanctuary. These craggy rocks are Basalt which is sharp and slippery so you need to be careful of this when climbing.We begin our descent and I am glad I have the Nordic Walking poles with me as they are very useful especially when descending. Jonah asks me where I learnt the footwork, but I do not know although I go Nordic Walking. But I like being out in this landscape and want to experience more of this hill walking and face more challenges-especially with the vertigo. We could not do the ridge that lies above the Old Man of Storr because of a thick mist that seemed set in for the day over the ridge itself, so we have descended early. So Jonah buys me a drink in the Bosville which has recently been designed and renovated-and the Malbec Reserve is not bad either-my only glass of wine in Portree I had a very healthy holiday!!. But Portree has been discovered and Michael Smith from the Three Chimneys (renowned restaurant Internationally as well as on Skye add recently awarded a michelin star) is opening up in Portree so watch this space as the capital of Skye is becoming well known.Not surprising as the harbour is both quaint and beguiling and deserves international recognition. Recently National Geographic voted Skye the third best Island in the world-quite right to.

NEXT STOP-THE QUIRAINGE



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