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…

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…

We made it!

I hate flying, that’s a given, but I have to say, the flight was good. But then it was short, so that’s always a good start! Since arriving we’ve hired a car, and driven in semi-darkness from the airport to the back of beyond – colloquial Aussie for ‘I have no bloody idea where we…

Off to Portugal we go…

You never really know how things are going to pan out when travelling… especially when the trip is also the testing ground for a new relationship. Some may consider it foolish or risky, to throw two people – who’re still only getting to know each other – into a confined space, in a foreign country,…

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 Four and Five

After our day of respite we were reenergised and ready to head out once more into the ‘wilds’ of the north of England, also known as Cumbria and North Yorkshire. From Orton we headed southwest to Sedberg and then east along the Wensley Dale – infamous for hardy sheep, cheese, and Wallace & Gromit –…

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…

Day One of Our Northern Adventures

Rising early was not happening, well, it was on the cards, to be up early and walk about the village, take in the sights of village life before returning for breakfast and heading off for a day filled with adventure and exploration. What actually happened though was more along these lines: slept in til mid-morning,…

From London with Love

There’s only one thing worse than being in an hotel at a major airport, it’s being in that same said hotel that’s right at the airport and because it’s so close it has neither opening windows (cause really, who wants to sniff airline fuel) nor air-conditioning that works properly. So what you’re left with is…

Ely to Kettering to Cambridge to London

It’s been an hectic few days, and I do apologise for not posting sooner, between a lack of wifi or an over abundance of driving has left us fairly well exhausted, and with not a lot to show for it as such. Since leaving Ely we’ve enjoyed some wonderful times with family, catching up on…