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Dentists castles greenhouses and weather comparisons.

We set of early this morning having checked the weather forecast. There was advice on the newsfeeds on how to cope with a heatwave and record temperatures. So whilst we looked for waterproofs and wet weather gear we compared weather from here and from home!

Oh well at least we get a daily midges forecast unlike the cosseted former life on the south coast!

With all eventualities covered we set off for the vets on Skye. Gordon was immediately deeply suspicious and had to be coerced into entering the surgery.

We then had time to kill so set off to Dunvegan castle a beautiful drive across Skye!


To the longest continuously inhabited castle in the UK. The ancestral home of the lairds of the clan MacLeod.


Upstairs was pretty much what you would expect from a stately home of course the views were stunning. A brief tour of downstairs


Which is always more interesting as a social commentary.

The gardens were impressive with Rhododendrons a plenty.


Water garden walled gardens with a giant spinning rock!


And of course great views


We then left for lunch in Portree we went the scenic route up and over the middle of Skye a long and at times

perilous single track road. Another Rae favourite.

Had lunch in an individual greenhouse in the fishing village of Portree.


A creative solution to social distanced alfresco dinning.

After a brief stroll around the village to buy Gordon some soft food following his extractions,we headed back to collect him. Blustery winds and intermittent rain was the weather for all day.


Back now with disoriented Gordon he doesn’t cope well with anaesthetic and painkillers!

However it’s all for the best for him and for us as his death breath was becoming a little oppressive!

Back to work tomorrow and no immediate sign of the weather improving dramatically!

On a plus note the chances of a midge swarm and sunstroke are reduced!

The view from the harbour of Portree.



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