Scotland 2017 - Day 9
Skye to Mallaig via Elgol
we departed our hotel on Skye and decided to drive out along another of the fingers of land that stick out from Skye, this time the finger that points south to Elgol. There is very little to commend this location either, narrow twisting road but the views of the sea and the mountains make the trip worthwhile. Elgol is a small village with a couple of fishing boats and a fleet of small boats that take tourists out to see the wildlife. Less publicised, Elgol is also close to the location of Bonny Prince Charles' Cave, where is purported to have hidden from the English Army searching for him. From Elgol we headed back to the main road and on to Armidale for the Calmac Ferry across to Mallaig. We had decided to stay a night in Mallaig but this proved difficult to arrange as nearly all of the accommodation options were fully booked. Several I had contacted told me they were full, and the next told me they had sold the business and it was no longer operating, but their website and email address were still operating... We did eventually book a twin room with shared bathroom at the Seaview B&B. They told us it was busy due to the school holidays, but we did not see any children in Mallaig that would explain the situation, unless it was full of people escaping holiday destinations.
The road to Elgol
The road to Elgol winds around the edge of the sea before climbing up and over the peninsula. We reached Elgol, made ourselves a cup of tea and then drove back over the winding road.
Armidale and the Calmac Ferry to Mallaig
From Elgol we followed the road to Armidale and found ourselves in plenty of time for the next ferry to Mallaig. We settled for a quick bite to eat at the ferry terminal.
Last updated: 27/11/2017