Over the Sea to Skye…

I went to see Scathach and her castle. I, too, fell in love with the place and hope to go back. Thank you for the detailed travel log of what you saw and why you loved it.

Historical fantasy, time travel adventure, and urban fantasy

Speed, bonnie boat, like a bird on the wing,
Onward! the sailors cry;
Carry the lad that’s born to be King
Over the sea to Skye.


These poignant words can evoke so many images for those that call Scotland home. It could be a rallying cry for an independent Scotland, or a sad reminder of a lost opportunity for such independence. It could even, in more recent times, bring forth images of the show Outlander, which has adapted the song as its theme.

The Isle of Skye in Scotland is one of the Inner Hebrides of Scotland, and one of it’s most sought destinations for travelers. The reasons for this are clear; it has the most varied attractions in the smallest, most accessible area.


The name Skye may come from an early Gaelic word, Skitis, which means winged. The arms of the island’s peninsulas do look like…

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