Daily Archives: August 6, 2019

Dreaming Stones: The Fairy Rock Motel

Sue Vincent's Daily Echo

We sensibly headed back towards Portree, guessing that, the later it got, the more visitors would have departed. There was every possibility of finding a parking space, dinner and lodgings. First though, we had to get there and, as we saw a sign for the first inn we had seen on the island, we reckoned a stop was in order. And anyway, why go into town if the inn might cater for our needs?

Fairy Bridge, Skye, image © Copyright John Lord at Geograph (CCL)

Another single track road wandered round sharp bends and down steep hills towards the shores of the Waternish Penninsula. Had we but realised, the bridge that we passed and admired was the famous Fairy Bridge. Around here, the legend runs that the Fae-woman who married the MacCleod could stay with him but one year and it was here she said her farewell, wrapping their infant…

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Callanish Calling: ‘Off Road Inn’…

France & Vincent

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“All things considered… It’s not such a bad view for a beer garden.”

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“Yet there’s nobody else here!”

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“And those that are here, are inside, rather at the Inn side.”

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“If this were England…”

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“I know. It’s what might be termed an ‘Off Road Inn!”

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“Have you had any more thoughts on the riddle?”

Said Wen, ignoring my somewhat lazy puns and gazing

into the play of sun-light on the sea-water instead.

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“None whatsoever, but I think we may be being

directed away from the interior of the isle.”

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“And also from hotels.”

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“Huh?”

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“They’re pretty much the only thing we’ve seen by the road-side,

and there haven’t been too many of them.”

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And they’re vastly expensive.”

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“What about here?”

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“Already asked. No rooms. Or at least, not for the likes of us!”

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“Yes, he…

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