May 21, 2009

isle of skye treasures . . .

i promised more skye treasure, so here are some of our best bits
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clambering down to Flodiggary bay & finding spirals of ancient amonites

fossils at flodiggary baycoming across a tiny township of thatched crofts
taking a fascinating peep into the old ways of island life
going for a long shore walk & finding this wonderful coral beach with its tiny, delicate treasuresbut for our absolutely most treasured discovery
tucking ourselves into a tiny boat at Dunvegan castle
and then with bated breath, having a dream come true . . . so close i could have reached out & touched them
beautiful seals, stretching lazily in the morning sunshine
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can you tell i have fallen in love with this breathtaking island
and to think i so nearly didnt go, too much to do i said!
how glad am i that mr o persuaded me to come along on his trip
( he was playing at the islands rscds's annual gathering )
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ps: lots of my skye images here if you would like more!

20 comments:

  1. Oh those seals! How wonderful. The pictures are truly stunning. I'm so glad you went. Now I must get there!! :)

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  2. Lovely pictures of the shells and coral! But the seals are the best bit - were there any selkies among them? I remember being allowed to "steer" a fishing boat on trip to see the Skye seals when I was about 3! The captain was such a nice man.

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  3. Lovely pictures, I shall have to visit Skye one day!

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  4. Gosh! so breathtakingly beautiful!
    Glad you had a good time.
    I know at the YMCA in Kuala Lumpur, they teach Scottish dancing too.
    Thanks for popping in!

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  5. It is as if you can reach out and touch time there.

    Breathtakingly beautiful.

    There is a Highland Game celebration not far from me in North Carolina that also celebrates Flora MacDonald.

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  6. Beautiful! The photos on flickr are gorgeous. I especially liked the photo of the rusty chains at portree harbour.

    Oh, and the sky when it was moody in some of the pics - lovely.

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  7. Stunning shots on Flickr; you're a gifted photographer - many thanks. So many places we'd love to visit....

    My brother's been a Scottish dancer for decades! LBx

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  8. Skye is truly like another planet. One of our favourite places ever. We always stay at Flodigarry House, so I know right where you were!! It looks like you had the most divine weather as well!! I am off to see more of your wonderful photographs!!

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  9. Ah, your Skye photos are gorgeous. It looks like a most wonderful place. Thanks again for my vicarious Scottish fix...

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  10. How wonderful that you got so close to the seals. Did you see any selkies??

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  11. What a beautiful place ...

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  12. Hi Ruthie,
    Your Skye photos are beautiful.
    Glad to hear you had a lovely time
    I would like to visit someday.:)

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  13. I've enjoyed looking at all of your photos of Skye... I can almost feel like I'm there and am in awe of the beauty!

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  14. Love the photographs especially the shells. Brought back memories of Skye, camping years ago. You had such lovely weather.

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  15. Oh MY! Those are lovely photos! You were quite lucky to have gone!

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  16. Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving me a comment!
    I love your photos and your artwork!!! so I will follow you!
    Gr. Anna

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  17. I loved you Skye photos and have linked to a slideshow of them on my "Photos from Others" page. Keep up the good work :)

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  18. Ruthie, I am so grateful for your imagery. I have MacLeod in my family roots, and have heard so many stories of lore and longing about Dunvegan Castle. Your art is quite lovely, I resonate with the way you see the world. You have given us all real treasures. Thank you.

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