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Cill Chriosd

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Driving down the foggy one lane B roads of the Isle of Skye Cill Chriosd was a faint outline in the mist. The closer I got, the less I could see. As I stood there – the mist lifted, like a stage curtain, unveiling the ruins of the church built sometime in the 1400s and its ramshackle cemetery, which was still accepting locals well into the 1970s.

I explored, photographed, stood with my eyes closed and listened intently. When I opened them the mist had descended – as if to say I’d had enough – be on my way.

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Written by Titirangi Storyteller

24/03/2011 at 10:44 pm

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  1. And as I opened my morning lids, the cuckoo cried. Did you hear that superstition while visiting Skye? (I married a MacLeod!)

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    souldipper

    25/03/2011 at 4:08 pm

    • No – how enchanting… are there cuckoos on Skye? I am truly longing to go back there… but this is a year of change with very limited travel in sight… Perhaps next year…

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      • Yes, there are cuckoos. We stayed at a B&B where the hostess told us it was bad luck to do something before the cuckoo coos. I can’t remember what it was – hope it wasn’t going to the bathroom! I think it was about not getting up before, but that could just be the Scots trying to find a good excuse for laziness! 🙂

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        Amy @ Soul Dipper

        27/03/2011 at 6:15 am

  2. I have always wanted to go to Skye, and this photo makes me want to see it even more. I am envious of your experience.

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    poietes

    04/04/2011 at 7:10 am

    • It’s not too late. Skye is remote enough that even if you go at high season you can easily find yourself lost in a foggy beyond. It’s definitely calling me back, though… not this year…

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