2013 Summer (Baltic and Britain – Scotland – July 3 – Day 10 – Part 2)

Dunvegan Castle has been home to the Chief of Clan MacLeod for over 800 years. They had an incredible collection of sabers and muskets that were displayed in circular and other patterns on the walls of the halls and rooms.  In the entrance there was a over life-size portrait of one of the early Chiefs of Clan MacLeod.  A man I know at home with the same family name was the spitting image of him.  It was really quite uncanny.  I really wished we had been allowed to take photos inside this castle.  It was really awesome!

We could stroll the gardens to our hearts content though so I satisfied myself by taking lots of photos of the flowers and plants. The water droplets from the recent rain made really nice patterns on these huge leaves.

We left Dunvegan several hours later and drove along the southern coast road past the Cullin Hills.  It was nice to have a brighter sky on this side. We drove nearly to the end of the Sleat Peninsula and Armadale Castle, seat of Clan Donald.  This castle was not being lived in and need a lot of restoration work. The grounds and gardens were very nice and an archery tournament was taking place the day we visited. We arrived at the King’s Arms Hotel at Kyleakin, Isle of Skye at 6 pm.  Kyleakin is right next to the bridge back to the mainland.  The next day we continued northward to Ullapool, ferry port for the Isle of Lewis.

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