We had a cooked breakfast – I started with porridge and Dave had cereal and fruit. This was followed by a poached egg served with black pudding, bacon, a sausage, mushrooms and Dave had fried tomato. We each had half a slice of toast, Dave’s with jam and mine with heather creamed honey.
Today we drove around the north end of the Isle. Stopping first at Loch Faden and then at Kilt Rock and Dantulm (Lub Score).
We went in to The Skye Museum of Island Life which was a very interesting history of the crofter’s and the people of Skye.
Our route then took us through Uig, a view of Eilean Dubh in Loch Dunvegan and on to The Three Chimney’s.
We had lunch at Jann’s Cakes in Dunvegan. I tried fermented dandelion and burdock with ginger extract to drink, which tasted like aniseed, and Dave had an espresso.
I had vegetable, lentil and spinach soup with freshly made dumplings. Dave had a toasted cheese and ham and the total bill was £16.25.
We drove up to Dunvegan Castle which you cannot see from the road. We stopped to look at Dun Beag Broch which is a small fort used as an early warning system.
We stopped in at Talisker where I collected a flavour map.
We drove down to Portnalong where one of the salmon fish farms can be seen.
We then drove along stopping to get a photo of Loch Bracdale and Loch Harport before heading back to Portree.
We stopped at the fishing harbour shop to see if we could buy fresh fish tomorrow, but they open too late. We then went in to Relish and Cathryn told us she would open for us in the morning if we wanted to buy something now and leave it overnight in their fridge. She will also give us a cool box. We got £5.50 worth of langoustines which we will cook for dinner tomorrow night. We then got some ice cream, Dave chose cranacken and I had chocolate. We ate our ice creams while walking around the village and then came back to the B&B for coffee.
We went for a walk to the Isles Inn and had a half pint of Red Cuillin before walking to Marmalade, a lovely restaurant with a view of the bay.
Dave had venison pate to start and his main course was chicken supreme with a haggis stuffing.
I had salmon served with asparagus and a hollandaise sauce on a bed of taglietelle.
We shared a fudge cake and Dave had an espresso. Wine tonight was a merlot from Chile. The bill came to £53.10.
We then walked back to the B&B while it was still light outside.