Speed Bonnie Boat...
A few things I've learned over the last 10 days or so...
- Skye is an amazingly beautiful place
- It's a lot further to the Quiraing than the guidebook suggests
- It's a lot steeper up to the Old Man of Storr than the guidebook suggests
- The base of the Old Man of Storr is about the same altitude as the fast jet flypasts - you will get a fright
- Loch Lomond is the largest loch in Scotland by surface area
- Loch Morar is the deepest
- Loch Ness the biggest by volume (in fact Loch Ness contains more water than all the Lakes in England and Wales combined)
- Loch Ness can be seen from space. I have no idea if this is true - it was postulated by my wife in support of her (incorrect) claim that Loch Ness was longer and wider than Loch Lomond. However, it did lead us to wonder if there's a list somewhere of things that can be seen from space (like, supposedly, the Great Wall) [Update: There is]
- The Inaccessible Pinnacle is the only Munro that can only be reached by rock climbing (probably putting paid to any chance I have of ever joining the elite group of Munroists)
- Eilean Donan Castle is gorgeous
- By my reckoning there are (far) more churches on Skye than there are pubs
- 1500 miles is an awful long way in an elderly VW camper
- On a number of occasions I found we were being followed by a breakdown truck and I couldn't help thinking this was in poor taste and somewhat akin to ambulance chasing
Sadly, the camper van has been sold (on the way back in a service station on the M1 believe it or not) so Skye was her swan song (for us at least).