From North to South in 12hrs

Ahhh, intrepid readers, welcome back! When last we spoke it was from the sometimes-sunny and dizzyingly wet climes of Scotland, specifically, downtown Dumbarton. That’s a long way north of where this post comes from, as about 430 miles further north. Yes, folks, we’re in London! This morning we set off from our cozy and warm…

Southward bound

Up bright and early, the car mostly packed from the night before only needed the last few bits and pieces tossing in, and we were off! The Bothy has been wonderful, a comfy bed, a brilliant little kitchen with everything you could want or need, and a spacious living/dining area that easily accommodated every occasion….

Beaches

How many do you think there are within 10 minutes of Fionnphort? Answer: more than you’d imagine. We started the day with a quick drive to Kintra, just north of Fionnphort on the ‘finger’ of Mull. There’s a nice little cove there, not exactly ‘pretty’ or ‘beachy’, but certainly worth exploring if you get the…

Treshnish and Lunga

Many, many moons ago, back when my reading days revolved around the works of Enid Blyton and her Adventure series (probably a series that sparked the urge within me to see more of the world at large), one such story stuck in my mind; The Sea of Adventure. The tale goes on to tell the…

Duart Castle

Up bright and early today, onto the road and heading east along the A849, past Bunessan and Pennygael before bearing right roughly a mile and a half before reaching Craignure. Once we’d turned off, the pace felt a little less harried, and with considerably less traffic – fewer cars, tractors and buses that make the…

Iona

Sunday’s blog post didn’t happen due to the amazing amount of rain we experienced. Wow, well, must be summer, it’s raining and we’re in Scotland! So what you missed out on was; card games, board games, waffles – they were really good, you missed out on some seriously good breakfast – and a very brief…

Across the bonnie waters

Today we set off from the Lake District, after a very pleasant night’s rest and an exceptionally filling full English breakfast, stopping only to top up the fuel tanks before we hit the road; first destintination, Gretna Green. It was somewhere around Penrith that we had this crazy idea of posting a photo on Facebook,…

We’re off again!

Once upon a time, two travellers had a wonderful idea to set off exploring their favourite corner in the United Kingdom. It just so happens that their travel dates were around Summer Solstice, and the momentous and much maligned European Referendum. Together they set off from their homes with an overnight stop planned for near…

Stirling to Berwick

Don’t you love it when you’re staying in a hotel and the guests above your room seem to forget that there are other people in the hotel, so they thump and bang around the room, their children can be heard running back and forth yelling and yahoo’ing without let-up, until they’re banished to bed at…

Oban to Stirling

Where to start for today, how about with breakfast? Don’t mind if we do! This morning we were ready and loading up our chariot by 8am, we didn’t need to be on the road by any specific time, we had no grand appointments to keep, but rather than hanging around staring at the ceiling we…

Oban and on the water

It’s definitely spring in the Highlands of Scotland. Five years ago, when we were here last, we experienced what became as ‘isn’t it lovely, wait five minutes’ aka ‘summer in Scotland’, when out of the blue torrential down pours would drench us to the bone and then disappear just as quickly. After the first half…

Dumfries to Oban

Dumfries might only be 70 miles away, give or take a few flaps of the crows wings, but when you’re bound to land travel and not flight, it’s a bleeding long way to do in one day! Our day started at 5am when the melodic sounds of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s ‘Sweet Home Alabama’ started blaring from…