Day Two - Road Trip to Isle of Skye

3:38 PM - Just having finished a delicious lunch of Tomato and Basil Soup and local bread at the Invergarry Hotel.

Left Glasgow shortly after 10 and been driving along twisting two-lane roads up through Glencoe and to here, with a light drizzle. Driving in Scotland can be kind of a white-knuckle-it thing. The roads are narrower, and everyone drives fast for the conditions (to me, LOL). Every once in a while, I need to pull over into one of their pull-off spots so I can unclog the road behind me! They've got places to be, and I'm holding them up. :)

The scenery is absolutely stunning, and it's also the first time I've seen it in the summer. Not a lot of heather yet, but rolling green grass, craggy slate, and what I'm guessing is rhododendron blooming purple.

I saw this Highland hottie at one of the scenic stops.

I'd like to say the trip so far was uneventful, but I did a butt-slide down a wet hill at Invergarry Castle while I was videotaping it! It's a truth universally acknowledged that if you're videotapping and you say something like I hope I don't regret this, that you should just STOP. Yep.

Check out my commentary on Invergarry Castle, which was a setting in MUST LOVE KILTS, and see my tumble!

Next morning - I'm sitting in the dining room of my cute AirBNB in Portree, Isle of Skye. First on the agenda after sending this, is to wash my pants at the laundrette!

No aches or pains showed up--I'm really lucky both myself and my phone are fine!

The rest of the trip thankfully wasn't as eventful (in the butt-slide sense). A good portion of my trip was along the A87 where a lot of MUST LOVE KILTS took place, so I stopped along the shore of Loch Garry to do a video showing you the fictitious setting of Dungarbh.

Video of the setting for Dungarbh in MUST LOVE KILTS

I also stopped by Cluanie Inn, the B&B where Traci and Fiona got drunk and went back in time/on a bet, and gave a signed copy to the owner Monique!

I was getting tired by the time I pulled into Portree close to 7PM. Jet lag was still riding me hard, layered with the added tension of driving in conditions I'm not used to.

The rest of the pics from my road trip!

Freshened up, I ventured into the town center (still drizzling outside) and ate a steak and ale pie, along with a Laphroig scotch, and topped off with a yummy chocolate cake and ice cream :)

Portree is a charming town, I hope I can see more of it. I counted two bookstores last night!

I think this morning I've finally adjusted to the time difference!

Today, after the laundrette, I'll be heading to Dunvegan Castle! Why, you ask? Besides it being an awesome castle? Okay, I confess--it's a setting in MUST LOVE MORE KILTS!

Angela Quarles, Author

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