2019 HAL World Cruse
Friday, May 3, 2019
Portree has a population of around 2500 year-round inhabitants. It is the primary town in Isle of Skye and is a tourist town known for its charming waterfront, colorful historic houses and beautiful views. The center of life in Portree is the harbor, surrounded by high ground and cliffs. Along the harbor are a range of buildings, brightly painted, and housing cafes and pubs. The main part of town is above and behind the harbor. This is where the buses and taxis are. There is also a war memorial in Somerled Square. The Aros Experience is a museum dedicated to the history of Isle of Skye and portraying the island life.
We were here last August on the HAL Voyage of the Vikings cruise. If you look in “archives”, you’ll find a blog around the 12th or 13th with photos from our tour to the Crofters Cottages in the Skye Museum of Island Life. This time, we did not take a tour. We did not even disembark the ship as it was cold and rainy, and we chose to stay on board and read. But since we’ve been here several times before, I’ll post some prior photos, too.
Our next port, and I promise we’ll get off and look around, is Belfast, Ireland.