Over the Sea to Skye…… well not quite!


The Cuillin Hills across Loch Scavaig from the sea cliff path above Elgol. The path takes you along to Camas Bay, seals and seabirds for companions.  The path continues, then eventually you arrive at Loch Coruisk, right in the heart of the Cuillins. I always find it strange, that this range of Mountains, are referred to on OS Maps as ‘Hills’. They are mighty mountains and tough ascents from any direction.

Although we are already on the Isle of Skye, this approach does feel as if you are arriving over the seas.  🙂

A fantastic wild area of Skye… one of the many places of many in Scotland, that I hope, once these strange times are over, to visit again.  Even though those ‘summits’ are now beyond my physical capabilities, the cliff walk is just fine.  At least I have some great memories.

Please Remember ….

Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other

9th June

(C) David Oakes 2020

10 thoughts on “Over the Sea to Skye…… well not quite!

    • You bet I have. My preferred Islay tipple is ” Bunnahabhain” very similar to Lagavulin but for my palette I can taste more of the sea. I also have now found a liking for the single malts from Jura….just a seagulls flight from Islay. The Distillery had been mothballed for many years. Reopened and released some of it stocks. They also restarted the stills. Jura Origin I would recommend as rather smooth easy drinking malt. …. but their 12 year malt is rather special. Cannot afford the 25 year malt. As to the Island, just love them.


      • One of my best friends introduced me to the Jura products–also fine, but once I experienced the incredible peated smokiness of Lagavulin, that has been the gold standard for me ever since. I’ve read that Octomore is even smokier, but have yet to try it. I’d love to see some of your Islay photos!

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        • Your choice is first class bur I just love the extra ‘coastal’ taste that mingles with the rich peat flavour of Bunnahabhain. The barrels are aged along the quayside. That is my favourite, but frankly there are many great Single Malts that I enjoy, we are blessed with such a rich variety.


          • I have noted your recommendation of Bunnahabhain and will watch for it. I think I would have remembered the name if I’d ever seen it, but I’ll be on high alert now. Always eager for new experience–thanks, David!


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