2010 Summer Tour – Day 5 (Lochmaddy to Portree)
A day of short mileage mostly due to the ferry times. When I woke it was still sunny, but by the time we loaded up and trundled down to the ferry terminal, it was raining quite significantly. The rain persisted on and off all day.
At the start we still hoped to ride over the Quiraing, but the low cloud and rain dissuaded us. So on through the rain to Portree, along a regular double track road, which after a few days in the Outer Hebrides seemed vast and busy. Most of the B&Bs wepassed seemed to have rooms available, so it came as something of a shock to find most of the B&Bs in Portree full. We did find one at last, then strolled down to the Tourist Information office to book accommodatiom in Mallaig for Saturday.
Then to a bar for a beer or two before going to a restaurant in the harbour. We both had cullen skink for starter; I had scallops on lightly spiced lentils while C had cod mornay for starter. Then back to the B&B.