Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Skye and the Torskavaig Road

Heading further down the road towards Armadale you pass the Isle Ornsey and its light house. On the other side of the Sound of Sleet is the entrance to Loch Hourn. Beinn Sgritheall is the mountain that dominates the horizon.

I found that even spending a year on Skye, it wasn’t enough time to get all the photographs that I wanted for my collection. The area around Armadale is missing, partly due to the trouble of having to navigate a major roadworks on the road and when I did go there , the weather didn’t to the scenery the justice it deserved. This is the only photo I have of Armadale sea front.

However there is a single track road that runs the length of the Armadale peninsula on its west side and I had more luck on that route. It offers great views towards the Cuillin hills and Bla Bheinn.Its a very narrow twisting road that has some very steep gradients on it so its really only suitable for smaller vehicles, but the views are great.

Looking across Torskavaig Bay towards the Black Cuillin of Skye.

The sandy beach at Torskavaig

The Black Cuillin seen across Loch Eishort from the village of Ord

Bla Bheinn from the village of Ord

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