So in planning this trip I had it in my mind that come the longest day of the year I would be on the most Northern part of the Island. Me standing on a beach or a rock just looking north. Maybe taking part in a wood fire. Well that didn’t happen. To get there or anywhere near it would have been an ordeal, I was to leave for the south of the Island the next day so couldn’t overly exert myself. Besides, it was mostly cloudy and rainy.
But I did have a special surprise from the day. There is a great big section in the middle of the maps of Portree called The Lump. But somehow I couldn’t find my way there. – Ans when I finally did ask directions. The folks I asked had no idea what I was talking about.
Well I did find out how to get there – by finding an enchanting path on the harbor side of it. But by the time I walked around The Lump my legs were too gone to go to the top part, given what I had ahead the next day especially. So I will need to come back.
I set out for an after dinner, before going to the pub walk, following a small road behind the hostel. At the end was a stair up the cliff, then this enchanting wooded path jee-ust around the edge of the lump.
And while I was scaling this the sun peaked out a bit. So I had a quite enchanting moment on the 21st of June, 2013 in Portree Scotland.
What was really amazing was that a person of my limited ability, with no transportation in this small town, could find an hour of nature and adventure with the only sign of humans being a few small boats.