Neist Point road trip and sunset at Staffin Bay - Isle of Skye

After my 3.00am rise for the Old Man of Storr dawn visit, following breakfast we decided to make a road trip to Fairy Pools in the south west of the island. This meant passing the Cuillin mountain range again which was beautifully clothed in heat haze:

Arriving at Fairy Pools in Glen Brittle we were confronted with the realisation of this being a major tourist location! Car parking challenges, along with an abundance of people swimming in the pools didn't make it ideal for photography, so I only managed the shot below, but planned to return to the location for a sunrise shoot - weather permitting!

Returning to the car after visiting the pools, we decided to head off to Neist Point to get a view of the lighthouse:

It was then time to return to the car for the journey back to our temporary home, before heading out again for the sunset.

As the sun was getting low in the sky I drove up to Quiraing to check out the view...

... and then returned down to Staffin Bay to capture the golden moments of the sunset and ensuing colours as another day faded into night.