Brilliant! Brilliant! Brilliant!
WHAT WAS SO brilliant? The five-day camping and hillwalking trip my Wingman and I have just returned from! Eilean a' Cheo (the Misty Isle), better known as the Isle of Skye, was our destination but she certainly didn't live up to her romantic Gaelic name for it was wall-to-wall sunshine for all but one of the days we were there.
I have been to Skye many times but always on vacation with Mrs Kasman so I have never actually climbed anything. My Wingman has never been to Skye and I was looking forward to showing him some of the places on my 'to-do' list.
As it happened injuries to both of us prevented our attempting any of the spectacular (but quite difficult) MUNROS on the island (not a good idea when suffering from heel pain (me) and a pulled muscle (him)) so we had to content ourselves with low-level but still incredibly scenic and breathtaking walks even though none of them were more than four miles long.
Normally we would WILD CAMP but this time we chose (actually, I insisted - old-age is catching up with me!) an organised campsite with all facilities - and a hotel just across the road which served food all day and had a bar stocked with a good selection of malt whiskies!
To whet your appetite for more (see my Scotland blog over the coming weeks) here is a photograph of the view from our campsite:
Image Credit » Kasman