After a night of spaghetti dinners and late night movies with new friends, day two in the Isle of Skye brought us to more surreal beauty.
The first stop was Kilt Rock and Mealt Falls. Kilt Rock is such named because it looks like the pleats in a kilt, it is in distance of the first picture. Mealt Falls is one of few waterfalls in the world that fall directly into the sea. I hadn't realized how used I have gotten to living near water since moving to Newport News for college. It was great to be near the ocean again, even if it was freezing!
|Kilt Rock and Mealt Falls|
|The other side of Mealt Falls.|
|Niall the kilt-wearing shepherd!|
|The sheep in the middle of the picture is one of Niall's, the had blue spots on their backs to identify them.|
On our way back to Portree for lunch, we stopped at another waterfall that was perfect for climbing! The sides of the hill were pretty steep and muddy, but we found our way to the top in one piece, if not a little dirty. I'm sure I could make some great leadership analogy about following in each others footsteps and working together to determine the most effective path. Yes, I exude nerdyness even while adventuring through waterfalls. To note, I did take a step back and just enjoy the beauty as well!
|The whole gang: Rachel (from Sydney), Carina (from Germany), me, Taylor (from UVA), Mansi, Barrie, and Nicki (from Centre College in Kentucky)|
|Taylor and I cartwheeling through the highlands. Fun fact - Taylor and I went to the same high school and randomly both joined the trampoline club at Glasgow University for the semester. Yes, it is a very small world!|
|The wind is so crazy there, that even the trees were all growing in one direction.|
And with one last stop at another waterfall, we started the five hour drive back to the university.
|Just standing in the middle of a Scottish road which I did a cartwheel on - gymnast thing.|