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Duntulm Castle

 

 

On we go to visit a ruin, Duntulm Castle. Turn off right behind this phone booth... 

Duntulm Castle was owned by the clan of MacDonald of Sleat who erected the fortification in the 14th century.

Duntulm Castle is in a very bad state.

Only ruins are left of the fortifications and buildings, entering is forbidden. 

For the time being the area is closed and fenced - parts of the fence have already collapsed. 

As the remains of the outer walls together with the cliffs can be expected to crash into the sea, it seems improbable that the unit is re-opened.

Anyway, nobody prohibits you from taking a closer look at the ruins...

With the necessary caution of course, it's steep and slippery. 

Eilean Trodday in the distance - seen through the telephoto objective.

 

Home again. The wind has some advantages as can be seen... Our neighbour crosses my path. He's living in Manchester and holidays on Skye. He laments over the many tourists on Skye. That he is English and consequently also a tourist here, he does not seem to realize.

I cannot stop myself asking for his opinion about the Brexit. He claims to be a European, a real European. But in the EU he does not want to be. Just got a confirmation of my prejudices against the English.

Well, well, there are also intelligent neighbours at our cottage like this evening visitor...