a lifetime burning

By Sheol

Quiraing Rainstorm


We had allowed ourselves a day on Skye as part of our NC500 adventure.  Fortunately for us, despite the evidence of this shot, we largely remained dry.  After taking the bikes up into the cloud layer that was hovering over the Quiraing we headed to the gardens of castle Dunvegan which were absolutely lovely and enjoying a spot of sunshine.  If Cathy and my sister Janet had been with us they would have loved them.  

Shortly afterwards we came across Jann's Cakes in the village of Dunvegan itself where we settled down to enjoy a top notch venison stew.  Suitably replete we continued to explore the island before ending back on the northen peninsular where we decided to climb the Old Man of Storr.  

It is not a difficult walk.  Unless you are wearing motorcycling gear.  The waterproof suits with their protective armour and the stiff motorcycling boots  add a good 8kg or so.  Although they are gortex they are really designed for sitting on a bike rather than walking up a hill and they made the task rather more difficult and considerably sweatier than it needed to be.  We made it in the end, and were delighted to get back down and onto the bikes afterwards.  

As we navigated our way back towards our BnB we saw this rainstorm coming in across the Quiraing.  We stopped to take a photo but within seconds the storm was upon us and we were racing to get the camera gear away before everything got soaked.

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