Camping in Skye

The most common used app on my phone is definitely Instagram as it gives me ideas for trips and inspiration to shoot.  Looking through all the photos I see stunning places thousands of miles away and feel like thats where I should be shooting.  But really, Scotland has some wild places that people thousands of miles away probably want to be.

My attempt at camping in Skye finally happened this weekend when I picked up Kirsty from her office on Friday.  The plan was to head to the Fairy Pools, camp, hike and then swim.  We set up camp beneath the Black Cuillins after trekking through the river and bogs and had an ideal view from the tent.  With sunrise being at about 0440 it didn't take long before we were up and hiking towards the Cuillins for a better view.

The main reason for camping in Skye was to swim in the Fairy Pools which would have benefitted from being warmer.  Jumping from the rocks straight in was my idea of getting over the cold fast, that only worked for a minute or two until I couldn't quite get my words out and was shaking uncontrollably.  Worth it for the adventure and thankfully Kirsty was on hand with towels and soup.

Our journey back home was a little longer than usual as we took the backroad to Achnasheen but cut off towards Applecross and then Torridon.  With no low cloud and pleasant Scottish weather we were greeted with stunning sights.

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