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AmyB

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Isle of Skye
« on: June 01, 2012, 08:03:07 pm »
We are going to the Isle of Skye in a couple of weeks. I'm planning on whale and dolphin watching, eagle watching and otter watching! Will be taking laptop to post daily reports of things I have seen, and am sure I'll take a billion pictures if I do see anything!!!

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Re: Isle of Skye
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2012, 08:51:10 am »
Lucky you!   WRAP UP WARM     :)

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Re: Isle of Skye
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2012, 06:01:57 pm »
Lovely, I love remote places!

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Re: Isle of Skye
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2012, 08:08:44 pm »
Fantastic, have a great time!

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Re: Isle of Skye
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2012, 10:29:59 pm »
Having a lovely (yet slightly stressful with Ant's nan and uncle) time on Skye. Seen white tailed sea eagles, common seals, grey seals, harbour porpoises, cormarants, shags, guillemots and oyster catchers so far.

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Re: Isle of Skye
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2012, 05:30:29 pm »
Almost at the end of my week on Skye.
Went on another boat trip this morning. It was a 90 minute one, so a lot shorter than the last one, but it was a specialised White Tailed Sea Eagle one. They throw in fish (already dead) for them and they sometimes come down for them. The weather was pretty rubbish while we were on the boat, it was very very cold, windy and a bit rainy so I was expecting to see nothing. The sea eagle came right down to the boat and picked up the fish before flying away again. AMAZING. They have an 8ft wingspan and are MASSIVE. I got very excited! I've got a couple of pictures, but the boat was all over the place in the choppy water so they're quite grainy. On the return journey Ant noticed something jump out of the water by the boat, followed by something else. They were Common Dolphins!!!!! Further away from the boat a pod of Porpoise were then spotted. They aren't as confident as dolphins so don't come as close to boats. Amazing to see.

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Re: Isle of Skye
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2012, 11:49:35 am »
Sounds like you had a good time Amy.   Not sure I would be out on a boat in bad weather .   Hope you took plenty of pics.   :)

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Re: Isle of Skye
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2012, 03:08:07 pm »
Fantastic week on Skye.
I saw...
common dolphins,
harbour porpoises,
golden eagle,
white tailed sea eagles,
common seals,
grey seals,
herrons,
terns,
shags,
guillemots,
puffins.

My twisted ankle from the start of the holiday was xrayed yesterday and not only have I twisted it and damaged ligaments, I have fractured one of the small bones in my ankle too!!!!

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Re: Isle of Skye
« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2012, 08:01:54 pm »
Sounds brilliant, specially the 8ft seagulls!

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Re: Isle of Skye
« Reply #9 on: June 28, 2012, 10:39:25 pm »
Glad you had a good time in Skye, sounds like you saw loads of wildlife while you were there.  I really should visit one day (I've never been to any of the Scottish islands).  Hope the ankle recovers quickly.

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Re: Isle of Skye
« Reply #10 on: July 03, 2012, 01:41:56 pm »
I'm planning a road trip back to Skye next summer if you fancy it Lorna.

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Re: Isle of Skye
« Reply #11 on: July 04, 2012, 04:38:23 pm »
Skye is lovely Lorna.  You should also try Lewis and Barra.  Very remote but very beautiful.  We were at  Bara and Lewis a couple of weeks ago and had a lovely time.