One of the walks we enjoyed during our previous stay on Sky was from the end of the road at Aird to the point of Sleat. It is on a good track most of the way and added entertainment is provided by the livestock. The calf let us past with us having to chop all its limbs off…
As you can see the weather on Friday was excellent and there were views to match. I think you can see the Ardnamurchan peninsular in the background.
There were a couple of ruins along the way, but also a new house at the end of the track. Later I heard that it was built by the farmer who owns all the cows that we saw grazing. He had had a good year for calves, we saw at least a dozen. The school run for his children could get exciting during winter.
We also found some old agricultural machinery, rusting away. I wonder who used it last, and when.
In the afternoon we welcomed visitors to Alavik Lodge: Nick & Yvonne, our neighbours and friends joined us for the Easter weekend. We did the short walk to the bay at Tokavaig, with the great sounding Gaelic name of Òb Ghabsgabaigh. The island seen here from Dunscaith Castle, is called Eilean Ruairidh and has the remains of a fort on it that may pre-date Dunscaith Castle. Local legend has it that there was once a smithy there.