We left Oban today to go to the Isle of Skye. Our checkin time was pretty limited to between 4:30 and 6:00 so we wanted to make sure we stayed on track as it was a 3 hour drive. I didn’t realize how long drives are in Scotland but since most of the roads are just country roads, things go a little slower. The speed limit is 60 mph on these very windy bumpy roads.
We stopped at one of Scotland’s ski mountains. I’m sure they don’t have many but we took the gondola up to the base of the mountain where skiers would have to then catch another chair lift up. You can see there wasn’t snow left. In fact, we had rain. They do have one of the more difficult mountain biking trails and they just recently had a competition here. Didn’t really look like a trail I would want to walk down yet alone ride.
We made it back down a little wetter than when we started but it was nice to see the nice green hills. I think they said the tallest mountain in Britain is 5,000 feet high. We then had an extra hour before our checkin so we stopped at a castle along the way. It was used for a 007 Bond movie in 1999. They remodeled the castle in the 1930’s, and it is now owned by a family. You are still allowed to visit the castle and see how it used to look.