I am feeling a tad aggravated that this blog is turning into something that I never intended it to be, I shall give myself a good shake and attempt to be more slick and professional… any day now, I promise.
Right. That is the weekend caught up with.
Today we packed the van and struck the tent. The tent is now firmly wedged ‘twixt the rear doors and the bed. I am not sure how Mr Snail is going to cope with that in the night.
We are now back to the early configuration of the van, with four 18 litre storage boxes stacked on the driver’s side passenger seat. The bathroom is housing the laundry, the electric heater, the rubbish bucket and anything else that needs nailing down when we move. My kitchen setup is now returned to two collapsible plastic crates.
In short, we are ready to move.
The pitch is paid for until Friday but there is nothing stopping us from moving off early, so we may leave on Wednesday or Thursday and spend some time in the Galloway Forest. I need to buy carrots for Spike.
Today was a brilliantly sunny and warm day again but the glass is set for rain from tomorrow afternoon and so we took Nell for what may be our last walk up to the top of the site. I took the camera and tried to take some mood shots, to remember the look and feel of this particularly beautiful site. I have not yet had chance to review the shots but will post them soon, if they are worth it.
After supper, Mr Snail began to arrange our onward trip and was disappointed to find that he was unable to book the ferry that we wished to take to Arran on Saturday. He rang CalMac and was able to secure an earlier sailing… at 7am! I am not looking forward to that early start. He has also booked us in at Lochranza for two nights.
We will leave Arran by the other ferry and cross to Kintyre. From there things are a little fuzzy but we shall work our way up the West of Scotland, aiming to be in Poolewe in time for their Tuesday market in two weeks’ time. I am hoping that the Rhododendrons and Azaleas at Inverewe will be in full swing when we get there,
From Inverewe we plan to spend another week or so in travelling back to Thurso and the homeward ferry.
When is Easter? Will we clash with the rush?