The Highlands and Isle of Skye

While in Scotland we took a three day tour to the Highlands and Isle of Skye. I never expected to encounter such rugged, awe-inspiring scenery in the UK. At times it reminded me of the American Southwest (just pretend those gorse bushes are piñon), at other times the Alps. We were greeted by a rainbow at our first stop at Loch Lubnaig. Highlights: Ben Nevis, Rannoch Moor, Loch Lubnaig, Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park, more castles (Monty Python/Outlander/Monarch of the Glen) Isle of Sky, Sligachan, Fairy Pools, Fairy Glen, Portree, Point Neiss, Talisker Brewery, raw oysters, steak pie, Cheviot sheep, Highland Cows, rock cairns, Gorse bushes, croft houses, Eilean Donan Castle, Old Man of Storr, Isle of Skye Bridge and so much more—all with my favorite girl.