Post on Comments – Tour enquiries

It has just come to my attention that some people have left enquiries in the comments box, for some reason these didn’t get emailed me so I have only just found them, I am so sorry for those who didn’t get a reply,  I am hopeful that this problem has now been sorted and that all post or comments will be received in a timely manner.   If you are making an enquiry for a tour please use the contact form as you will always get a quick response. of course you can always email me directly to wendy@ionahighlandtours.com

In the Highlands

Well here we are already at the end of June.  How quickly the summer is passing. The heather is in bloom, the mountains are lush and green, The waterfalls are running much smaller.  I know there is a myth that it always rains in Scotland but it really isn’t true, we do get our fair share of course but really no different to England.  Weather wise this past week we have had lovely warm sunshine and blue skies, a little rain overnight on occasion, which is what keeps the greenery green.  July is promising to be busy with quite a few tours booked and some new places to go.  Oban is the new Isle of Skye it seems this week, I cant wait, I haven’t seen Glen Coe for a few years so i am quite excited to be going and seeing the wonderful scenery and of course taking some new pictures.

This week some of my guests walked to the top of the old man of Storr on the Isle of skye so they took my camera and took some wonderful pictures for me.  Other guests chose to go to the Cardhu distillery, a lovely place to go to.

Isle of Skye, old man of Storr

Isle of Skye, old man of Storr

Rising from the sea bed is molten lava Isle of Skye

Rising from the sea bed is molten lava Isle of Skye

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Cardhu Distillery

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Cardhu distillery

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View from the Old man of Storr, Isle of Skye

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molten lava, Isle of Skye

Wonderful Week on Isle of Skye

I seem to get less and less time to write my blog, not really very good at blogs anyway lol.  This week we have been busy, heading off to the Isle of Skye.  The weather has been at its best.  It was too hot even for the Midges.  The heather is in bloom!! and so is the thistle so we have a sway of purple all over the mountains and glens.  Purple being the colour of royalty of course, it makes us glad to see it and it makes the mountains and glens look so special.  Eilean Donan castle has been her usual majestic self, always a favourite with guests and Kilt rock has been so busy we had trouble parking just to see it.  It is always wonderful to see so many people enjoying the Highlands and Islands.  I like to save the best until last, so we have a view of the highlands from the Loch Carron road and then Loch Carron itself.

pub lunch at Carboost, Isle of Skye, near talisker distillery

pub lunch at Carboost, Isle of Skye, near talisker distillery

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Talisker Distillery at Carboost Isle of Skye

Talisker Distillery at Carboost Isle of Skye

Isle of Skye Heather

Isle of Skye Heather

Cuillins Isle of Skye

Cuillins Isle of Skye

on tour Isle of Skye happy guests are always a pleasure

on tour Isle of Skye happy guests are always a pleasure

on the Loch Carron road this lamb raced to the car

Feeding the Lambs

Thistle at old man of Storr

Scottish Thistle, just below the old man of Storr, Isle of Skye

This is me, just in case you wondered what I looked like. taken at Loch Carron

This is me, just in case you wondered what I looked like. taken at Loch Carron

This is me, just in case you wondered what I looked like. taken on the road to  Loch Carron the guest with me is called Lucky

This is me, just in case you wondered what I looked like. taken on the road to Loch Carron, the guest with me is called Lucky.

Lucky and her husband celebrating their 7th wedding anniversary on the Road to Loch Carron

Lucky and her husband celebrating their 7th wedding anniversary on the Road to Loch Carron

This week so far! Isle of Skye tours

What a week its been so far,  some wonderful trips to the Isle of Skye, Eilean Donan Castle, and even got to take some pictures looking on to Uig.  We stopped at all the usual places, Kilt Rock and Urquhart Castle,

The weather has been wonderful for the most part, but we have had some heavy showers on occasion,  as usual it didn’t stop us doing anything and it tended to rain while we were driving so we didn’t even get wet.

Here are the pictures enjoy them.

Eilean Donan castle is now on my car

Eilean Donan castle is now on my car

Picnic in amazing scenery

Picnic in amazing scenery

The Quaraing is a wonderful place for walking.

The Quaraing is a wonderful place for walking.

Looking down on Uig,

Looking down on Uig,

Lochness

Lochness

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Lifting out of the Sea near Kilt Rock Isle of Skye

Lifting out of the Sea near Kilt Rock Isle of Skye

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Looking back over the Highlands from the Loch Carron road.

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Guests on the way home

Guests on the way home

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Loch Carron

Loch Carron

Isle of Skye Cuillins are wonderful.

Cuiliins of Skye

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The Heather is in Bloome

The Heather is in Bloome

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