Z mondenega otoka Skye v divjino severne Škotske

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Stežka smo se poslovili od otoka Skye. Sploh ker je štimalo prav vse – vreme je bilo odlično, uživali smo v nekaj res odličnih pohodih, hrana je bila fenomenalna in spali smo na nekaterih res nepozabnih punktih. Po zadnjem kratkem pohodu do ruševin stare škotske hiše smo prečkali most in se odpravili v neznano. Dobesedno. Ker pot na sever ni bila deležna praktično nobenih posebnih priprav. In takoj po prečkanju mostu je, kot da bi nekdo preklopil, postalo vreme precej turbolento. V poznih popoldanskih urah smo tako v norem vremenu, ki se je spreminjalo praktično iz minute v minuto, najprej prečkali prelaz Applecross in v večernih urah, tik pred trdo temo, le našli res lušten prostor za divje kampiranje. Noro vreme se je nadaljevalo skozi celo noč, jutro je bilo vetrovno, deževno in mrzlo in glede na temperature smo bili resno zaskrbljeni, da je zima tik pred vrati. Pot proti severu je bila zaradi ozkih cest počasna, a narava, ki nas je obkrožala je bila naravnost fenomenalna. Noč smo prespali ob zvokih podivjanega morja nekaj metrov pod nami.

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It was hard to say goodbye to the Isle of Skye. Especially because everything was so perfect – the weather was great, we enjoyed in some really great hikes, the food was phenomenal and we slept on some really unforgettable places. After the last short hike to the ruins of an old Scottish house we crossed the bridge and headed into the unknown. Literally. Because there were almost no preparations for this part of the trip. Immediately after crossing the bridge the weather changed dramatically.  It was changing every minute and when we crossed the Applecross pass in late afternoon, it was getting worst and worst. Almost in pitch dark we finally found a perfect spot for that night. The weather next day was similar – windy, rainy and really cold. And we got that crazy feeling that true winter is coming fast.  We slowly drove to the north. Roads were narrow and even though the landscape was truly spectacular we were exhausted. The next night we slept just couple of meters from the roaring sea.

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