Scotland from the Water
One rare sunny day while we were in Scotland, we did a Seaprobe tour on a glass bottom boat called the Atlantis. We sailed from Kyle of Lochalsh. I forgot to take a photo, but I found the one below of the Lochalsh Hotel where we boarded the boat. From what I understand, this is the same slipway where ferries used to take visitors from the mainland to Isle of Skye. Now of course ferries aren't necessary because of the Skye Bridge, completed in 1995, seen below in the background. The settlement of Kyle of Lochalsh is believed to have been here prior to 1600.
This is an incredibly beautiful and scenic area. We explored Kyle Akin, the area between the Scottish mainland and Isle of Skye.
We cruised underneath the Skye Bridge (above). The 70 foot tall lighthouse sits on Eilean Bàn ("white island"), a small six acre island with lots of wildlife. The lighthouse was designed by David and Thomas Stevenson and was built in 1857. Thomas was the father of Robert Lewis Stevenson. The lighthouse was decommissioned in 1993.
|The Sky Bridge from a different angle. It curves in an interesting way.|
P.S. I have a new Newsletter, if you'd like to sign up.