Back to Skye – Portree, June 18 to 22, In General

The Pub from the Hostel

The Pub, (the white one), from the Hostel

The Hostel from the Pub,(The Yellow One)

The Hostel,(the yellow one),  from the Pub

 

 

 

Portree is just to the left of Hydro’s photo on the map of Scotland there. The very best part of Portree to me  – not counting the location and surrounding scenery – was that the hostel  was right across the square from the pub that had music every night. So I could have my pint , or a half or two, listen to music even use the wifi, and just walk across the square to my bed.

the space between the two. Including a nice tea place and bakery

the space between the two. Including a nice tea place and bakery

The town itself is very nice little tourist town with a few stores that would make it a year round place to live, It has the center bus place for the Island to get to the many places I did not get to, I did get a nice walk out of town to a beach and up a hill with a view but forgot my camera.

the kitchen and eating area

the kitchen and eating area

The view from the kitchen

The view from the kitchen

The Hostel: This was a very friendly and brightly colored place. The kitchen dining area was huge and allowed for lots of interactions with all the nice foreigners like me or the traveling Scottish people. I was on the ground floor in a four bed female bunk room. There were several women from several places all traveling on their own except for two young women traveling together. The main drawback to the hostel was the lack of wifi. However thanks to that I now have a Library card to the Portree Library. But that was the beginning of the end to my keeping up with the blog.

The view from my bunkroom

The view from my bunkroom

One of my bunkmates but can't find where I have her name written.

One of my bunkmates but can’t find where I have her name written.

The Pub Across: A mix of international  tourists and local folk. For two nights had a three piece – 2 accordions and a drummer, which were marvelous and the 3rd had a singing guitarist and I got to share a sing with a woman at the next table when he did “Take me Home Country Road.” The fourth night – the 21st -what I had thought would be a transcendental night for me,  – was not great music but I had a great time having a laugh with a very handsome man who is the last with no cell phone let alone a computer. He said he liked being in Portree because he could be in a remote part of Scotland and still meet people from all over the world.

around the corner from the pub

around the corner from the pub

Jamie Robertson

My Solstice friend, Jamie

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