We finished the drive to Tongue, a small settlement on the coast, having taken the wrong route, and paying for it with an extra hour. Today, we drove more directly (on two-lane roads) to our hotel at Broadford, at the base of the Isle of Skye, and had time to tour the island before dinner. Neither of us was impressed, but perhaps its hype made our expectations too great. On the other hand, after Australia and Iceland, Scotland has to reach some high standards. And without ruins or glaciers, it's hard to dazzle us.
But in those long miles, we chose two places to rest. The first was Clava Cairns, which we had visited on our last trip here. Since then, new information has been suggested about the uses of the passages graves, and about the timing of the surrounding ring of stones. Our archaeology tour of the Orkney provided us with lots of information about those cairns, and it was fun to look at these and apply that knowledge. I took a photo of the two interpretive signs to learn more.
Tomorrow, we’ll head over to Kilmartin Glen, the gold standard of Neolithic ruins in Scotland. We’re staying at a golf resort just outside of Glasgow for the next couple of days, before returning home on Thursday.
To see the photos taken today, click on Monday, September 5th.