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August 10th

Scottish Highlands - Isle of Skye

all seasons in one day 19 °C

We hit the road after a nice hot breakfast of bacon, eggs, sausages and toast at about 11am. We were headed up to the Isle of Skye to stay a couple of nights at Andy and James's parents place. We made amazingly good time on the way up. We skirted the edge of Loch Lommond and went up and down on the roads in the highlands. Yeah there were hills but most of the ups and downs were caused were the road had sunken due to a peat bog or marshy ground. We drove past Eilean Donan castle (from Highlander) and continued on. We finally arrived at about 5pm which was just in time to help Mr Campbell bring the sheep in for shearing. The guys doing the shearing brought a trailer which folded out into a mobile shearing platform as you can see by the picture.
We pushed the sheep up into the holding spots, folded their fleeces and packed up. After a lovely dinner James took me out on the quad bike to the top of the hill over looking their place and the entire bay. Then we went for a cruise around the island checking out the bay, rivers, castles ect. Later in the evening, whilst cruising around the highlands of Scotland, i.e. their paddocks, we managed to get the 4wd land rover bogged in a peat bog. The doff's were not only on the ground but had sunk in a tad. We tried for a while to get it out but eventually gave up and headed back to the house for worship.

Posted by classique 13:25 Archived in Scotland Tagged round_the_world

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