I’m in Harris till Saturday. Wow what an amazing place. Stunning scenery and the beaches are incredible.
Fishing there in August....last stayed in Uig 45 years ago!
I'm afraid The Anchorage is another victim of the pandemic and is now permanently closed.Island Gun who was one of the good guys on Pigeon Watch used to live and operate a little shop/cafe in Northton if I remember. No idea if he still lives there. Shouldn't be hard to find if so, it's a very small place. He was kind enough to offer me some wild fowling if I was ever that way again.
The bar in the Anchorage by the slipway in Leverburgh always used to get a few locals. Spent many a hospitable evening in there.
Would that have been Mal Macleod? If so he left the island a couple of years back but may now be back up with one of the other estates. Or might it have been Simon Hunt. If so he's still here.Beach and tidal bell at Bostadh. Stunning. Btw there used to be a member on here who was on Uig and Hamnavay estate but I can't remember his name.
You might find it a bit different now. Quite a lot of development since then. The Valtos centre is just a pile of rubble but the roads are pretty decent nowadays. If you're staying at Uig Lodge the owners, Dickon and Elly, are a really nice and genuine couple.Fishing there in August....last stayed in Uig 45 years ago!
Thanks for the heads up.Skye is horrendous for tourist traffic. I really feel for locals who have lives to lead. It's a big island when you've a job to do and you have to get from one end to the other on single track roads behind some holidaying fool doing 25 mph in his hired camper van.
But while you're there, if you've got time, the blackhouse museum in the north of the island is worth a visit. The Arnol Blackhouse on Lewis is earlier, more authentic and more primitive and striking. The the Skye museum is a reconstruction but it's fascinating.
I rode down the A855 on my bike a few years ago before that carpark was there. Cars rammed in everywhere, both side of the road, with hardly enough space to drive between. It was a scrum. And it's not as if the view of the rock is a particularly good one. I didn't even notice it. A couple of small pinnacles on the skyline, usually in the mist. If you want to see it properly in all it's glory, you have to walk.Passed the old man of storr several times, it gets so busy it seems they have put new paying car parks, (100 plus cars I’d say) with yellow lines!!