Tuesday, 17 June 2014

A trip to the west coast of Scotland - Ardnamurchan and Acharacle

Last week Tam and I took a holiday up the west coast.  Our first stop was Ardnamurchan, where we visited the lighthouse at the most westerly point of the Scottish mainland, and made friends with a cute doggy who wanted to play a game of 'fetch the stones'.  We went a walk on Sanna Bay whilst scouting for a camping location and found a tiny shop selling local produce, where we bought some chives to cook with our potatoes and beans on the campfire.  After a very rainy night (in which we discovered that the tent is not waterproof.  So that's good to know.) we packed up the car again and went a drive to Ardtoe Beach, which was beautiful and peaceful and cold...  Then we had to check out Castle Tioram.  Unfortunately the inside is no longer accessible, but we had a good walk on the beach and up the outside of the building (and round the other side, just to make properly sure we couldn't get in...).  

That night we stayed in the most gorgeous hotel (we had the Acnaig room, so pretty!), then the next day we headed over to Rum for the first of two island visits.  More soon...

:)

4 comments:

  1. Ooh, I love the west coast but have never ventured here - it looks stunning.

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    1. It was all completely gorgeous, I always think I'd be crazy to live anywhere else when I see views like that :)

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  2. Wow that phonebox photograph with all the fog in the distance is so beautiful yet eerie!

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    1. Thanks! We saw a lot of random phone boxes, no idea if any were still in use mind you! :)

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