It is hailed by many as the most romantic castle in Scotland and may well be the most photographed. Here's one I took:
Not far beyond this sentinel one suddenly reaches the far more modern outline of Skye Bridge. And beyond that bridge the problem begins.
You see, Skye is magnificent. And breathtaking. It's breathtakingly magnificent. Each corner reveals a vista more glorious than the last. The view from the front is as good as the view from the back. And therein lies the frustration.
It cannot be captured on film. I tried. I took this photo.
Then this one...
And this... (where Lady MacLeod left her tables).
But none come close to the pictures I see when I close my eyes, imagine the warmth on my shoulders and the breeze across my face. None capture the freedom I felt and the deep sense of well being that stayed with me throughout our visit.
The photos have nothing on my memories.
I think I'll get out my paints.