28th of August 2012.

Isle of Skye – West of Scotland.

Today we decamped from Arisaig and took the ferry to the Isle of Skye, the weather was very windy with 40 mile an hour winds predicted. Crossing to Skye we had good views of the Gannet’s and Manx Shearwaters, however, once on Skye and due to the weather the only birds seen were seen during a layby stop for lunch. These were seven Goosanders. Via more breath-taking scenery and after we stopped in many laybys because the word “WOW” was back in our vocabulary, we finally made it to Portree.

The afternoon ended with us finding accommodation in a bed and breakfast overlooking the sea and the Island of Raasay. What happened next will live with me forever! A call to the window from my other half saying, there’s a big bird coming towards us! It looks like an Eagle, only a Golden Eagle right in front of the B & B! No time for the camera as a sighting was the most important thing at the time. We were soon out in the car and following its direction out of Portree. Driving for over two miles we sadly didn’t see it again.

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