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…

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…

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…

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 –…