A short bus ride from the dock at Kyle of Lochalsh is photogenic Eilean Donan Castle, and we spent a pleasant morning exploring the extremely photogenic area. Following lunch on board Lord of the Glens, we sailed into the Sound of Sleat to reach the southern part of the Isle of Skye. From our ship platform, it was a delight for all aboard to watch the fast-moving rain squalls race across the landscape, providing a wonderful interplay of light and shadow for great photographic opportunities. After tying up at the Armadale dock, we stretched our legs on a short walk to see Armadale Castle, the seat of the MacDonald clan. While the old stone architecture is interesting to view from the outside, the real attractions at this site are the fascinating and comprehensive Museum of the Isles and the peaceful and very beautiful botanic gardens. There are species of trees from all over the world featured and cultivated, some from a few centuries ago. A busy day drew to a close with a quick sail across the sound to the small, remote village of Inverie and a visit to its renovated pub after dinner.