Isle of Skye, Day 2: The Old Man of Storr & black sand dunes.

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In the car again (which, yes, I guess is pretty mandatory seeing as this IS the documentation of a road trip) we headed towards Portree, on the coffee hunt. (The instant stuff often found in hostels does not count/deserve to be titled “coffee”, in my humble opinion…)

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After the mornings first cuppa, we had a peek at the harbour and nicked some wild blackberries.
 

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But the real destination for the morning was the Old Man of Storr; the large pinnacle you can see to the right.

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The views from the hike up the hill were just stunning. Look at all that blue!

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Voila! We did not make it all the way to the top; instead we laid down in the grass for a while, seeking shelter from the light winds and just enjoyed the landscape.

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The rest of the afternoon we drove around the northern part of the isle, had coffee under sizzling sun in Dunvegan before driving back towards “our” part of the isle.

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Final stop before dinner was Talisker Bay. 

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I was well intrigued by the black (???) sand dunes.

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We ended the evening with a meal and a pint at The Old Inn in Carbost; they even had a vegan curry!!! (That I downed in like 7 minutes tops. So hungry from all the fresh air!)