Always knew what was going on. Appreciate it was going down to the wire in terms of the holiday going ahead given the pandemic situation.
Lovely group of people, great walks , unexpected wildlife, history, stunning scenery , amazing weather, and a fantastic guide in Craig who quickly grasped the group dynamics & personalities. Luskentyre beach was one of the most stunning beaches I’ve been too. Perfect place for a G & T! Even the half day of rain gave us the opportunity to visit an art studio which was worth it for both the group and the owner. The Covid procedures across the area didn’t impact too much as we were outdoors all of the time in the fresh air & sunshine. Safeguards were all in place, if anything perhaps too strict but understandable given the careful reopening of places. After seeing Skye in the rain last year it was nice to see its beauty in glorious sunshine this time around. Isle of Harris is a stunning place.
Accommodation & Food
The Uig Hotel on Skye was stunning, great location. People very friendly. The Hotel Hebrides was also a lovely hotel , again with friendly staff. It is unfortunate that it is right next to the harbour that is undergoing mass renovation. It would only be an issue in all honesty if you were at the hotel during the day which we were not. That said it’s within easy walking distance of the Gin distillery, tweed shop and other nice shops.
Craig quickly grasped what the group was about , he had a wry sense of humour, kept everyone in check. Gave encouragement at the right times and made sure we were safe. Took us to good places and gave us choices. Had a good grasp of history. Thanks Craig
The Bottom Line
This was my 8th trip so probably says enough. For me it’s an escape from normal routine and a time to switch off and enjoy the stunning delights of the Highlands with what are always great people, excellent guides and always time to take it all in, whatever the weather. This year especially commendable as was always assuming it would be moved to 2021. That it wasn’t means I can take something wonderful from 2020.