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Searching Skye

As you walk up over the cliff face and realise that one wrong step means a fall of a couple of hundred metres, you embrace it. It takes all of your strength to jump over a waterfall to continue your journey along the cliff face. But the view just makes you feel like the King of the world. All you can see is a winding road and a pathway that edges along adventure. I thought these places only belonged in a fairy tale. But it is simple. The Quiraing will take your breath away. There is a reason that this is one of the top places to go to on the Isle of Skye (Skye).  Skye is one of the most enchanting places on this planet – this is where faeries live and adventures begin.

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Locating Lewis

Hidden away, just off the north west coast of mainland Scotland, is  the Isle of Lewis. Never heard of the Isle of Lewis? I am not that surprised. I found that most people I spoke to in the UK (and pretty much the world) had no idea what I was talking about or where I was going. But this worked to my advantage as this hidden gem was pretty much all mine! Lewis is a part of the Outer Hebrides (or Western Isles) that expands down the majority of the westerly coast of Scotland. Never in my wildest dreams did I expect to be cruising around an island off Scotland. Lewis is pretty flat and is mainly made up of muddy moorlands but don’t let that description put you off. The flatness just means that driving around is a lot easier (note – their roads are mainly single lane with ‘Passing Places’) and quicker (watch out for the sheep – they do sometimes sleep on the road). To be honest, I have no idea what the speed limit most of the time actually was as speed signs are not exactly in abundance over there.

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