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…

Silves and Silliness

Praise be, it’s stopped raining – for today! Once again we’ve woken up to discover clear, blue and sunshine filled skies! What luck! Either that, or the clouds have finally dumped all the water they were carrying and have moved on. One can hope. After braving the solar shower, something that is not for the…

Rain, Rain, but we’re not in Spain…

Will it ever stop raining? That’s the leading question in our minds. Since arriving two days ago, we’ve hardly had more than an hour’s break in downpours. I kid you not, there’s been so much water that at time’s I’ve been afraid our caravan would be washed away. The up side of so much rain…

A question of why

In the last week I’ve been called a lot of ‘names’, weird/weirdo (numerous times) because I’ve moved from ‘sunny’ Australia to ‘horrible’ England, brave, amazing, crazy, inspiring, and weird again. Maybe any or all of those descriptions are true or accurate to some degree, I don’t know. I don’t think I’m brave, definitely not crazy,…

Days Six and Seven

Oh, we do like to be beside the seaside… It’s a famous, or infamous, line from a well known and cherished song, my parents know it, my grandparents used to sing it to me when I was a child (and other songs/rhymes I’ve long since forgotten all the words too), and it’s still true today….

Days Two and Three

Day two was the beginning of us really taking it easy, once again we arose late, we ate some brunch and talked about where we’d go and what we might do. Given that we were so reticent to leave it’s a wonder we saw anything at all, but eventually we did head off and our…

Skeeby and North Yorkshire

An interesting day today, a good night’s sleep, no nasty surprises during the night, all in all a wonderful start to the day, and it didn’t take on any freaky-Friday hallmarks as the day wore on either! From Skeeby we drove down to Northallerton to once again delve into the historical/genealogical books in search of…

Chester-le-Street – Skeeby

We’re not entirely sure where today went either, it certainly began early enough with us both being awake and on the go by 6:15am, and somehow we made it to the car and on the road by 8:45 – after several cups of tea and some nattering over the days plans, and yes, that is…

Berwick to Chester-le-Street

Well, that was a day and a half! It should have been one of the easiest days we’ve had, we weren’t supposed to be travelling that far and we had very little scheduled for the day. But that’s not quite how the day panned out. In a spur of what could only be called mild-insanity…

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…