Posts Tagged ‘Skye’

A long walk on Skye 2012 – panoramas

I took quite a few panorama shots during the walk, and as expected the mountain shots are the most spectacular. But each day represents something special and sums up the landscape fairly well. Note that day six is absent due to the weather – you’ll have to read the blog for that one. Hope these [...]

Posted by pete on June 1st, 2012 under Uncategorized Tags: , , , , , ,  •  2 Comments

A long walk on Skye 2012 – an Otter’s Arse

A week has flown by since our return from Skye…..the weather’s fine now! My knees are suffering – I think it was the rougher ground and me getting older…tick, tock. I’ve started to process some pictures and have some great panorama shots taken through the week – I think I’ll post them up as a [...]

Posted by pete on May 22nd, 2012 under Uncategorized Tags: , ,  •  2 Comments

A long walk on Skye 2012 – Day Eight

The Quiraing to Rubha Hunish and back – 11.2 miles with 1861ft of ascent The last day of a ‘Long Walk on the Isle of Skye 2012′. Always a wistful moment or two when I think back to the start of the journey and back again. I wondered about the end of this walk and [...]

Posted by pete on May 17th, 2012 under Uncategorized Tags: , , ,  •  4 Comments

A long walk on Skye 2012 – Day Seven

The Storr to The Quiraing – 13.3 miles with a whopping 4837ft of ascent Apologies if I’ve got a little muddled here and there – it’s been a looonggg day The longest day, and after yesterday’s walk and last night, my legs don’t exactly feel full of beans – full of lead maybe. But that’s [...]

Posted by pete on May 16th, 2012 under Uncategorized Tags: , ,  •  6 Comments

A long walk on Skye 2012 – Intermission on Day eight

What a finish. Sorry no time as we’ve driven part way home and have just got B&B near Tyndrum. Got to get de-ponged now. Will write up Day seven and eight tomorrow. There’s a few pics of day seven on the previous post now. Couldn’t post last night – it wouldn’t let me. Here’s a [...]

Posted by pete on May 15th, 2012 under Uncategorized Tags: , ,  •  6 Comments

A long walk on Skye 2012 – Intermission on Day seven

Ran out of time today, just off out for scoff – will ppost a few pics later on The Old Man of Storr to the Quirang – 13.8miles with loads of ascent…. In the wind and the rain and the snow, with no particluar place to go….hailstones hurt. The sun shone a bit as well, [...]

Posted by pete on May 14th, 2012 under Uncategorized Tags: , ,  •  2 Comments

A long walk on Skye 2012 – Day Six

Portree to The Storr – only 9 miles with 2360ft of ascent Just as well it was only 9 miles as the forecast proved to be stunningly accurate – Headline, The Northwest Highlands – Very severe most of day: storm force winds; torrential rain, low cloud. How Windy? Westerly, 60 to 80mph, gusts up to [...]

Posted by pete on May 13th, 2012 under Uncategorized Tags: , ,  •  6 Comments

A long walk on Skye 2012 – Day Five

Sligachan to Portree – 13.2 miles with 1017ft of ascent How annoying are computers and ‘intelligent’ phones? I’ve just spent an hour blogging and now it’s been swallowed and spat out into the ether. Believe me it was the best piece I’ve ever written, so now you’ll just have to put up with this shorter [...]

Posted by pete on May 12th, 2012 under Uncategorized Tags: , ,  •  6 Comments

A long walk on Skye 2012 – Day Four

Elgol to Sligachan – 10.5 miles with 2050ft of ascent Sorry about the photos they’re all mixed up again – i’ll sort them out at home Today I have a two options depending on the weather. My preferred route and a great start to the day will be to take the Misty Isle boat on [...]

Posted by pete on May 11th, 2012 under Uncategorized Tags: , , ,  •  4 Comments

A long walk on Skye 2012 – Day Three

Torrin to Elgol via Blaven – 12.7 miles with 4200ft of ascent Intermission over and time to catch up thank goodness for short days anyway yesterday was a new day, forgotten is the tough pathless trek from day two and remembered is the hill I have to climb. Hill? Proper mountain I should say, and [...]

Posted by pete on May 11th, 2012 under Uncategorized Tags: , , , , ,  •  2 Comments