On an overcast day in the summer we headed to one of our favourite places, the Isle of Skye, for some fishing and a boat trip. Having holidayed in Skye a couple of times before we knew Armadale pier was a great place to fish for mackerel so unpacked the sea fishing gear, chose our lures and tried our luck…
We weren’t very successful although we were told we were a little early in the season and nobody else had caught anything either. Mum managed to catch a few little fish but none of them were big enough to keep and all ended up with their freedom. (Including this guy!).
We had planned a wildlife boat trip but the timings didn’t fit so instead we decided to take the ferry over to Mallaig and see what we could see.
The last time I took the Mallaig ferry was completely unintentional. Having set the satnav for Skye I happily set off from Fort William and enjoyed the coastal views before hearing that fateful phrase, “At the roundabout go straight through and then take the ferry.” If you’re heading for the Skye bridge make sure you tell your satnav you only want to travel by road!
We spotted a grey seal in the harbour at Mallaig and watched porpoises ride the waves from the ferry. The wildlife in Scotland rarely disappoints and in the past we have seen everything from golden eagles to killer whales.
Skye is the most beautiful place and I can’t wait to go back and share some photos of the stunning scenery.