Scotland in the worst rainy weather possible is beautiful.
Scotland on a clear sunny day is simply divine!
Out of 10 days in Scotland there was 1 day only of clear perfect sunshine. Thankfully it was the day we were to hike the gorgeous Quiraing on the beautiful Isle of Skye. The hike is only a 7km return from the carpark, and follows a relatively easy path, that is UNTIL you get to the high point of the path, and a sharp left takes you up a steep climb of scree for 40 metres. At one stage it was hands and knees trying to get up! I cannot imagine how slippery this section would be when raining, so I was quite pleased it was sunny!
More climbing gets you to “the table” – a weird flat piece of land the size of a football field or so. A perfect place to sit on the grass and eat a packed lunch. After admiring the many basalt spires and the views stretching all the way to the mainland, it was time to head back down. Down was another story all together – the loose scree and jagged rocks made for some falls and tumbles, but luckily no major harm done.
This was another one of those travels days that remain in the heart forever. I am sure even in the rain, with clouds and mists swirling over this unique landscape, it would be a must do hike. But I was secretly glad that we did have a glorious day, because I was kind of sick of feeling damp all the time for days on end!