Photographer's Note

The Old Man of Storr in the northern part of skye is a truely amazing landscape, surely the most stunning scenery in the UK. When we arrived at our B&B the night before the trip to the Old Man it was lashing it down with rain. Our B&B host advised us that we had little chance of good light the next morning as the squall was due to last 4 days. But the next morning dawned and the rain had stopped! So we started the steep ascent up to the Storr, watching with trepidation as clouds rolled overhead. As we reached the base of the Old Man, the rain came in, very heavy. We waited in the shelter of the basalt column for about 30 minutes and were eventually rewarded when the rain stopped. We continued the ascent to this viewpoint and were rewarded with crazy everchanging skies. As an added bonus, the rain must have disuaded others from making the climb, as in over 4 hours we never saw another soul, making the experience that much more magical.

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Additional Photos by Adam Burton (AdamBurton) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 65 W: 3 N: 1118] (8585)
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