Jake and Dannie

Two photographers, discovering the world through slow travel

Isle of Skye, Scotland

The Isle of Skye, Scotland

A Day in Portree on the Isle of Skye

Portree is a quaint little town, but it’s the biggest town on the Isle of Skye, Scotland. We drove there frequently from our campground, when we needed groceries, photography props, or just a little shelter from the elements when the weather got a little intense. If you’re going to the Isle of Skye, you’ll probably be stopping in Portree, so go ahead and read about what the town has to offer.

Photographing the Old Man of Storr on Scotland’s Isle of Skye

The Old Man of Storr is one of the most iconic sites on the Isle of Skye. We climbed it repeatedly to get things just right for our photos, and we were pretty impressed with ourselves. This is one of our behind the photos posts, but it also provides a little insight into what the hike is like, and of course, there are plenty of truly stunning landscapes to look at. Enjoy.

Fairy Glen: Family Fun on the Isle of Skye, Scotland

Fairy Glen is kind of a weird place, but it is definitely beautiful. Imagine that someone discovered a cluster of rounded hillsides that look like they ought to be inhabited by hobbits (or fairies, I guess). Then imagine that person decided to pile up a bunch of rocks and make all kinds of cool patterns with them on the ground. That’s fairy glen, and it’s an easy place to enjoy some scenery and fresh air, and maybe meet a sheep or two.

Mountains and Midges at Skye’s Fairy Pools

One of the places that we were determined to photograph on the Isle of Skye were the Fairy Pools. Yes, another place named after fairies. Looking back at the photos, it was beautiful, but without the photos, all we’d be able to remember would be the bugs. We thought that the Scottish midge problem was exaggerated until we got here. That being said, if you keep moving and never stop for photos, it’s an easy hike with great scenery. Just don’t forget the bug spray. Please make the bites worth it by enjoying the photos.