SCOTLAND 22 August 2012 - 26 August 2012
DAY 3 : Loch Ness ~ Isle of Skye
Another great day with my great friends :)
I feel so happy that we can go travel together, when is our next trip ?
Our first destination of the day - Loch Ness !
Loch Ness is a large, deep, freshwater loch in the Scottish Highlands extending for approximately 37km southwest of Inverness !
Furthermore, Loch Ness is the second largest Scottish Loch by surface area at 56.4 km2
after Loch Lomond, but due to its great depth, it is the LARGEST by volume !!
Its deepest point is 230m, deeper than the height of London's BT Tower at 189m !!!!!
Loch Ness is best known for the sightings of the cryptozoological Loch Ness Monster, also known affectionately as "Nessie"
Such a cute name :)
Read more about Nessie here
The joker Jack always says :"COME ON, Nessie.. COME ON!" whenever he sees the "fake" Nessie ! haha
Sounds like he is challenging the monster hur !
We stopped by Urquhart Castle for a short photo taking session.
Though it is extensively ruined, it was in its day one of the largest strongholds of medieval Scotland, and remains an impressive structure, splendidly situated on a headland overlooking Loch Ness !
However, the weather wasn't good that day.
It drizzled all day and the sky was so cloudy ! (which means very cold too)
Hence, the pictures taken were not that clear... too bad :(
After that, we went to the souvenir shops and spent some good time "playing" with Nessie ! hehe
See... so cloudy !
|COME ON , Nessie .. COME ON !|
|Me with Nessie !|
|K ran away from Nessie !|
Maybe Nessie doesn't like guys ? hehe
|Cute little Nessie|
|Cute Highland Cow vs Cute Scottish Man|
Which one you like ?
|MORE highland cows ! haha|
|"Playing" with BIG nessie !|
Our next destination - Isle of Skye !
It is the largest and most northerly island in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland.
There is a very old belief that once you have been to the Isle of Skye, some strange force never allows you to be completely free. This could just be the majestic beauty capturing hearts and minds - or is it a netherworld influence?
Ummm... but I didn't feel so... maybe I was there for only a few hours ?
Isle of Skye doesn't have many places that are free from the fairies, demons or spirits. This makes Skye not only one of the most beautiful places on earth, but one of the most magical !
We were going to visit the rock pinnacle which is The Old Man of Storr. It is one of Skye's most famous landmarks, visible from miles around.
The Old Man is one of many peaks that make up The Storr, which rises to a height of 2358 feet, on the southern part of the Trotternish ridge.
One legend says that when an old man and his wife were searching for a lost cow, they met some giants and while fleeing, looked back and were turned to stone.
The old man remains to this day, but his wife fell over some years ago.
Our tour leaders told us that we are going for hiking, to see The Old Man of Storr before the start of the trip !
However, me and my friends change our handphone number and so, we didn't receive the message :(
Hence, we were not prepared for the hiking !!!
We were told that we should bring a pair of going-to-spoil sport shoes for the hiking before our shoes could be ruined or spoil after the hiking !
Furthermore, K was wearing a pair of brand new beige colour Nike sport shoes ! haha
I was wondering how possible was that our shoes could be ruined...
I was so optimistic and I told myself that it is fine.......
But, NO !
It wasn't fine at all !
Due to the bad weather, we had to walk on muddy pathway ! :(
I even fell down and got myself into the mud ! EWWWWW~~~~~
Furthermore, there were a lot of Scotland mosquitoes !
When you get a kissed from the mosquitoes, will leave a red mark on your skin on the next day. ~swollen & itchy~
|Still raining when we were climbing up the cliff|
|Muddy pathway !|
The tour leader found some woods to allow us to walk on that
|Me & Li Sin|
Beginning of the journey
|Us in the rain !|
Still got a long way to go to reach The Old Man of Storr !
|Me & K, with The Old Man of Storr behind us !|
|My friends' shoes !|
Memorable & meaningful !
|Look at my jeans !|
We visited few places after hiking too !
Took a lot of pictures with the beautiful scenery and the cliff !
|The guys !|
|The girls with all the tired faces after the hiking !|
|Picture of the day !|
Credit to Li Sin !
A tired but awesome day with my great friends !
We overnight in hostel and 8 of us shared one room .. hehe
We even had pillow talk that night.....The night where Jack told us his love stories ! haha
I miss them ! ♥