From Tobermory to the Isle of Skye
It was a rainy night and in the morning the weather was foggily, too.
This was a reason to sleep a little bit longer. Then we packed up our
tent and drove to the center of Tobermory. This small town has a nice
waterfront with a lot of colorful houses. After leaving the Isle of Mull
by ferry we slowly traveled through rolling hills and romantic forests (yes
there are large forests in Scotland) to the north. First we drove along
the picturesque Loch Sunart, then we crossed over to the Sound of Arisaig
and using the way on its shoreline we reached Mallaig. We took our lunch
in a restaurant of a ranger station with a very good souvenir shop. All
the day it was foggy and cloudy, from time to time it rains and so
Simone slept the most of the time.
However, after we reached the Isle of Sky using the last ferry over the
Kyle Rhea we only wanted to find a camp site as fast as possible. But this
was not easy. The camp ground in Skulamus has had been closed and the
next camp ground in Slichagan was far away. At last we pitched our tent
at the completely overcrowded camp ground in Slichagan in the light
of a lantern and between a lot of beer drinking bikers. But much more unpleasant
where the millions of very aggressive midges which were biting us every
moment we left the tent or the car. We only saw the mountains around the
camp ground as dark shadows and so we were not very euphoric about the putative most beautiful Western
Island in the
evening of our arrival.