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Postcards from Travel Near and Far by Jia-Rui

IV55 8WY, Isle of Skye


Sunset, at the jetty a short walk from our guest house

Sunset, at the jetty a short walk from our guest house

Dear ——–,

We’re definitely into the highlight reel now. Sunsets and sunrises are cinematic here, though the sky strangely turns gray for much of the main part of the day. We had an amazing view of Loch Pooltiel and purple-colored islands in the distance from the dining room of Carters Rest guest house, our home base on the Isle of Skye. The proprietors Betty and Freddie — possibly the nicest people in the universe — cooked up chicken soup, a succulent pork chop and bread and butter pudding for about $25 a person. After dinner, we took a walk down to the jetty and marveled at the amazing view that the grazing sheep get to enjoy every day. One of the other couples in the guest house had just gotten engaged at the lighthouse nearby. I could see why. Everything was perfect right then — dramatic lighting, a strong wind, and silence all around.


Author: postmarkhere

I'm a journalist based in Los Angeles who has always said that writing postcards for a living would be a dream job. The posts -- short enough to fit on an actual postcard -- chronicle recent travels near and far. I could blab on about being inspired by epistolary novels, the short poems of Emily Dickinson, and the New Yorker's "Talk of the Town" pieces, but I'll just say that I'm aiming to give you a sense of flavor of a place without boring you to death. Wish you were here!

2 thoughts on “IV55 8WY, Isle of Skye

  1. Great photo. I am loving your website, JR… Such a reflection of your curiosity and eye for detail… You should by to Lakewood — that would make an, uh, interesting postcard :-0

  2. Thanks, Shelby! Actually, I really could write a postcard about Lakewood. I’m sure most people reading this blog (all 15 of them) have probably never been there. 🙂 We should get together again soon!

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