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Sunday 3 June 2012

A Piper On The Bridge

We get the ferry back to Skye from Lochmaddy this morning.

With the dogs again booted but unfortunately the full Scottish Breakfast not served after 11am.

Then we drive across the island to revisit the very scenic campsite at Sligachan. We were here eleven years ago with the kids. I think we spent three days here and I don’t recall it ever stopping raining. Apparently the campsite is overlooked by the Cuillins but we never saw them.

Today though the weather is perfect with clear skies. Oh, those Cuillins.

Something else that has sprung up since we last visited is the Cuillin Brewery which opened in 2004. It is with their beers, the 4.7% malty Pinnacle (in praise of the inaccessible rock that is around here somewhere) and the 4.3% stout Black Face (in praise of the sheep...), that we toast the remains of the day. They even let us inside with the dogs.

It’s also a rather nice touch that they have a piper on the bridge serenading us.

(Sunday 3rd June)

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