Week 1 took us from home to mainland Orkney and then to Scotland. We were last seen at Culloden Moor.
We left Culloden Moor on Monday morning, having business in Elgin and Turriff, and ended the day at Huntly Castle caravan park. We stayed for two nights at this peaceful location. We have visited Huntly before and no doubt will do so again.
We chose the scenic route from Huntly to Cellardyke. It would have been stunning if the weather had played ball but thick humid air and low cloud served only to obscure the otherwise wonderful views. It was still a pleasant drive, when not actually chucking it down – though a long one. We stopped at Braemar to make lunch. The weather improved considerably after that point.
Somewhere around Glenshee, with photography limited to shooting through the car window
We had booked two nights at the Silverdyke caravan site but when we found that The Cellar had a cancellation and therefore a table available for Thursday dinner, we promptly booked another night and stayed until Saturday morning.
I am growing very fond of this part of Scotland and will be happy to return to Fife and the East Neuk time and again.
Saturday took us to Sunnyhills . It felt like a long drive in the hot sun and Bank Holiday weekend traffic as we worked our way slowly around Edinburgh and southward to the Border.
Ceridwen approaches England
On Sunday morning we enjoyed a Full English at Sunnyhills then set off for Sweethope Loughs.
We sat out the rest of the holiday weekend in peace and quiet… chilling out, eating and strolling with the dog.
We sought out the circular route around the larger lough
Week three will start by wandering down to Co Durham tomorrow. From there we will go to York and Pocklington, then break the onward journey to the Channel Tunnel with a couple of nights in Cambridgeshire. Week four will begin with the Channel crossing. The adventure will finally begin.