Images of a Big Island

Skye Boatyard

My first night on Skye was spent at Kyleakin which is near the end of the Skye Bridge. I decided to go for a walk out to the ruins of Castle Moil and came across this boatyard which had seen better days. The lowering leaden sky and the cries of the gulls seemed to suit the melancholy look of this place so I spent the next half hour here. Never did make it out to the ruins!

Skye BoatyardCastle Moil is in the background, legend has it that it was built in the 15th century for a Norwegian princess called ‘Saucy Mary’ who would hang a chain across the narrow strait and charge a toll on boats trying to use the strait!

 

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4 responses

  1. True North Mark

    Great shot mate…I love old boat shots like this!

    October 6, 2013 at 1:32 pm

  2. Cheers Mark, you’ve been getting some nice ones during your travels as well!

    October 7, 2013 at 9:14 am

  3. Lovely picture – it has bags of atmosphere.

    October 8, 2013 at 4:30 pm

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