It’s been a busy few days over on the West visiting my friend Kalie and Islay. The weather was magnificent and we had two days of perfect weather. I got a good walk with Islay from Applecross to Sand and back. It was so hot and I forgot my shorts. Kalie was busy doing a prescription run for the locals so me and Islay enjoyed this stunning walk. Skye was looking at its best the sea calm and the constant sun made it a great 3 hour wander. We saw no one yet the road below was busy with campers,motor bikes and cyclists. Its on the route of the NC 500 so it was busy add to that perfect weather. The path crossing many dry streams and I forgot my water bottle. I returned the same way seeing Stags on the shore cooling of on the sand. I was thirsty only getting some water from a bigger burn on route.
I met Kalie at the Walled garden and we were heading for the Coral Beach just past Applecross. I stopped for a huge locally made ice cream. It was a cracking wander along the coast to the beach. The views, the trees especially the Aspen and the well made path were stunning. Kalie knows the history of this walk that the children used to walk to school many years ago in all weathers to Applecross. Hardy souls.
We reached the beach it’s stunning white sand from the shells and met a lassie from Edinburgh and we had a paddle in the clear water. Who needs abroad?
It was then a good break even better views of Skye, the ridge clear as another small group arrived as we left heading back for fish and chips in Applecross. Again the weather was stunning and we sat outside enjoying the end of the day. Can life get better than this?
It was then a drive back to Kalies and what a moon came up it was surreal. I had an early night as I am off to Ayr tomorrow early.
What a grand day I had tried to help Kalie with painting but my skills in this area are not great. It was a busy few days but great to be over on the West seeing the Majestic Torridon hills at there best. Sadly until I get my cough sorted I have to enjoy what I can but it’s great for the mind to be nearby. I am so lucky. Thanks Kalie for a fun few days .