Two Weeks On Skye

It’s been three years since we’ve been to the Misty Isle and we’re coming back!

Lisabet and I will be spending two whole weeks on the Isle of Skye, hopefully with vibrant autumn colours, cooler temperatures, and gorgeous light.

The first time we went to the Isle of Skye was back in 2014, the second leg of a two-week Scottish jaunt in the Highlands. We spent the first week hiking wide-eyed around the splendours of Glencoe, before venturing further north for our first look at the Isle of Skye.

“Britain’s Patagonia” by Ian Cylkowski. A view towards the Black Cuillins from the  Allt Dearg Mór . Photographed in 2014.

“Britain’s Patagonia” by Ian Cylkowski. A view towards the Black Cuillins from the Allt Dearg Mór. Photographed in 2014.

“Lighthouse At The End Of The World” by Ian Cylkowski. Neist Point Lighthouse shot from the cliffs of Waterstein. 2014.

“Lighthouse At The End Of The World” by Ian Cylkowski. Neist Point Lighthouse shot from the cliffs of Waterstein. 2014.

“Old Man Greets The Sun” by Ian Cylkowski. The Old Man of Storr, not long after sunrise. 2014.

“Old Man Greets The Sun” by Ian Cylkowski. The Old Man of Storr, not long after sunrise. 2014.

My first visit to Skye was a dream come true; I instantly and violently fell in love with the island. Looking back at my old blog entries about this visit, words like “surreal”, “otherworldly”, and “legendary” enjoy plentiful repetition.

I vowed that we would return.

And return we did, in 2016, again as part of a two-week Scottish Highlands exploration. We used the first week to revisit Skye, and expand a little further, then during the second week we ventured further north to the Torridon and Applecross area.

“The Sliding Earth” by Ian Cylkowski. A view amongst the  Quiraing  of Skye. Photographed in 2016.

“The Sliding Earth” by Ian Cylkowski. A view amongst the Quiraing of Skye. Photographed in 2016.

“Talisker Curve” by Ian Cylkowski. The cliffs of  Rubha Cruinn  and its waterfall from Talisker Bay. Shot in 2016.

“Talisker Curve” by Ian Cylkowski. The cliffs of Rubha Cruinn and its waterfall from Talisker Bay. Shot in 2016.

“Warm Light, Blue Mountain” by ian Cylkowski. A long exposure of  Blàbheinn  from the shores of Loch Slapin. Shot in 2016.

“Warm Light, Blue Mountain” by ian Cylkowski. A long exposure of Blàbheinn from the shores of Loch Slapin. Shot in 2016.

This year, 2019, we will be spending a full two weeks on the Isle of Skye, really getting to know the place. There might even be opportunities for ferrying across to other islands I’ve had my eye on (Eigg, I’m looking at you).

I just. Can’t. Wait. To show you what I will experience.

Here’s to wonderful light!