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Sunday, December 9, 2018

Ferry Across And Seafood Dinner At Isle Of Skye

ISLE OF SKYE...

We have to make it to the ferry terminal to cross over to the Isle of Skye before 4.30pm.  Actually there are two options to cross over to the isle aka island, one is by using the ferry from Mallaig and another is by using the Skye bridge which we did the next day.  Aaron wanted us to try the ferry first and so we did.  The ferry catered for cars too, (just like Penang) and it took around 30 minutes to cross over to the Isle of Skye. 
Ferrying us across... 
As we sailed along... 
On the ferry... indoor and outdoor... 
Of course, I was indoor... the guys are more adventurous...
They took these pictures.... so beautiful... 
Nearing the Isle of Skye... 


Isle of Skye is a popular resort for both locals and tourists far and near.  It is known for its rugged landscapes, picturesque fishing villages and medieval castles.  Portree is the name of the town, a base for exploring the island and it features harbourside pubs and boutiques.  But first.... before it turned dark, actually it did turn dark by 5pm, we were huddled into a restaurant for our dinner, we were super hungry by then!

Cuchullin Restaurant it is called.... a 16th century lodge which serves fresh and local seafood and meat.  Actually we did not do any homework on this, we just randomly entered into one...

I sat beside the giant lobster at the window... 
Ordered seafood pasta... 
Must try their lobsters... not the one by the window though... 
Seafood platter.. consisting of fresh scallops, fish, mussels... 
I like the scallops... so big and juicy!
Part of our order...
These too.... 
Actually not a lot... everything was wiped off clean... 
And we must not leave the place without this below... 
Ice cream with Moist Chocolate Cake or was it Brownie.. 
And our meal... before and after...
And the next hassle...
Finding our AirBnB in the dark up the mountains!

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Journey Side By Side At Glenfinnan Monument

WE CROSSED OVER... the road leading to the Glenfinnan Monument.  Excerpt from the visitscotland.com

Framed by spectacular Highland scenery at the head of Loch Shiel, the Glenfinnan Monument is a striking tribute to those who fought in the Jacobite Risings.
Less than a year before the Battle of Culloden, Prince Charles Edward Stuart raised his father’s Standard at Glenfinnan, marking the start of the 1745 Jacobite campaign. An army of 1,500 rallied to join Bonnie Prince Charlie – they marched as far south as Derby before the retreat began that would seal their fate.
In 1815, the 18m-high monument was built here, with the lone, kilted highlander at the top providing a poignant reminder of the clansmen who gave their lives to the Jacobite cause.
The modern exhibition in the visitor centre tells the story of Prince Charles Edward Stuart and the 1745 Jacobite Rising.
Marking my footprints at Glenfinnan Monument... 
The beautiful monument which lies in front of the panaromic views of 
LochShiel and the dramatic mountains....
Taken before my very eyes... 
The beautiful scenery that lies ahead... 
Spectacular highland scenery... 
We walked from this distance... 
To the monument ahead... 
Reflections of the lake... 
What was I doing?
And the photographer said... Action, ladies!!
Thumbs Up for Glenfinnan!
I love this picture!
The journey side by side... 


Friday, December 7, 2018

A Glimpse Of Harry Porter At Glenfinnan

STOPOVER AT GLENFINNAN...

After our hearty breakfast, we continued on our way to Isle of Skye, stopping at several locations to rest and refresh ourselves with the scenic views.  One of the attraction is Glenfinnan Viaduct.  I was told that the Glenfinnan Viaduct (railway) has been used as a location in several films and television series, the famous one is Harry Porter films.  I did not watch this movie personally, however I am also curious to see what and where the location is... and I am deeply impressed with the autumn scenery that lies before our very eyes...
Our breakfast at one of the malls... Mark and Spencer I think!
The Glenfinnan Viaduct, the famous railway where Harry Porter films are made... 
Can see?
And its surrounding.... 
While some have beautiful colours, these are almost bare... 
And as usual.... we started to "film" ourselves.... 
Someone shouted.... Action.... Cut...
And we are done for this part of Glenfinnan... 
Let's go to the other side...