Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Skye, Part 1
Eilean Donan Castle, we drove over the bride to the Isle of Skye. What an amazing place, spectacular scenery in every direction, overwhelming the senses.
Our first stop was a ruin called Castle Moil, which overlooks a sad little village called Kyleakin. This spot has been fortified for a long time, and has belonged to the MacKinnon Clan since the Middle Ages. Before that it had Viking associations -- Kyleakin is Haakon's Kyle, and MacKinnon tradition says that the family acquired the spot by marriage to a Viking princess named Saucy Mary. This small keep was built in the late 1400s.