A few more images from the rolls I shot out of the passenger window.
It's tough to describe Skye, it's otherworldly - no wonder it showed up in the opening scenes of Prometheus. If I found cave drawings depicting our civilization's interactions with a distant species around here, I'd buy it.
Lush, rolling countryside ends in sharp cliffs and rock formations. It feels so good to be somewhere surrounded by mountains, water and fresh air.
one of the most carelessly stunning places I've ever been
On the day we arrived in Portree, we arrived right as the sun began to set, the surrounding hills and tiny cars silhouetted against a quickly purpling evening sky.
Nothing like waking up late after a long drive. After a full day on the road, we were rewarded with a home cooked English breakfast and sunlight streaming in through the windows.
Two idyllic days of clear skies and full sun on Skye - couldn't have planned it any better.
yet another fully loaded english breakfast
It's a long drive north to the Isle of Skye (5-6 hours if you blow through the whole thing in one go), but time passes quickly due to the epic, sweeping scenery. It took us close to the full day to drive from Glasgow up to Portree, taking numerous pit stops along the way. A lot of folks' journeys north end around Glen Coe and the Three Sisters - picture the moody single-lane drive Bond takes to reach his childhood estate in Skyfall - but we were determined to push past. Wherever you end up you'll see stunning views; no way to avoid it in the Highlands, it seems.
All aboard the Hogwarts Express...
Across the way, Loch Shiel
"Memorial to an unknown highlander"
Pit stop in the village of Luss
We made a quick stop in the village of Luss, about an hour or two away from Glasgow en route to Glen Coe. It was the most romantic little village I've ever seen - full of rows of stone cottages overgrown with rosebushes.
roll after roll, out the window
I blew 2-3 rolls just shooting out the window at the changing scenery - frame after frame after frame after frame; the drive was absolutely lousy with cinematic imagery.
Glencoe & the Three Sisters