Just when I thought Scotland couldn’t get anymore beautiful…
You guys. It does get more beautiful.
The old buildings themselves were gorgeous, but then you add the history and longevity to their structure, and it sometimes just brings everything back around full circle.
I mean, some of these buildings were made hundreds of years ago.
This was our last day traveling around The Isle of Skye. We visited The Dunvegan castle, went to Coral Beach, and ended our day with a premium distillery tour of The Tallisker Whisky distillery.
I was kind of disappointed that we weren’t permitted to take photos of the castle when we went inside. It wasn’t permitted for insurance reasons; I guess they don’t want people to know the valuables that are inside of them so their is less risk of people trying to break in to steal the artifacts? I’m not totally sure.
The Dunvegan was our favorite castle – it even had a dungeon that you could look down into. I am glad we don’t have those in modern buildings anymore!
Josh had researched the best beaches to visit in Skye and Coral Beach was rated one of the best to visit. It was about a mile walk from our car, and the weather wasn’t as wonderful as we would have hoped for.
Not pictured below is me complaining about the rain and being wet. About two minutes into our first attempt to walk to this beach, I made us turn around and wait in the car until the rain passed through.
I know what you’re thinking. I am hardcore. But after all that rain and grossness while hiking, I think I was having a bout of PTSD. I found Josh rolling his eyes at me and thankfully he waited out the rain with me.
Josh had also signed us up for a premium distillery tour, where we “met” three other couples; One from the US, one from England, and one from Brussels. The two European couples knew all. the. things. about whisky. The stupid Americans (us and the two people to the left of me photoed below) did not know much.
Fortunately, you don’t have to know a lot to pick up a glass and drink from it. 🙂
While I’m not a whisky person (at all) I was happy to try them all.
Our tour guide, Rodger, even was permitted to drink with us. What a job he has. Maybe we should start offering whisky tours at the memorial shop? Now there is an idea, babe!
As we ventured back to our hotel, we found beautiful landscaping along the way. It seems that everywhere we look, there is something beautiful in eye’s reach.