Thursday, 19 June 2014

A trip to the west coast of Scotland - Mallaig, Rum and Eigg

The middle of the holiday...  We went to Mallaig and caught the ferry over to Rum.  It was a great wee trip over - I ate chips, did some knitting and we took some videos of the fab view.  When we arrived on Rum we dumped our bags in the super cabin we rented (here) and headed along to Kinloch Castle for a tour.  The rest of the day involved a CRAZY LONG walk to the beach, some 'mini swimming' (getting in as far as my knees...), an ever so slightly shorter walk back (we thumbed a lift) and cooking up camp food whilst trying to avoid all the midgies in Scotland.  The next day we visited two craft huts and had lunch in the village hall before getting the boat over to Eigg.

We loved Eigg even more than Rum.  The weather was shocking when we arrived (and the rest of the night) but the locals were all super friendly.  Plus we stayed in a yurt! (here)  With a sheep!  Ok the sheep was outdoors.  Mostly.  I let it in to visit the next morning.  Tam was not impressed.  Neither was the sheep really.  


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4 comments:

  1. All of the photographs from your trip are amazing, I want to visit the West coast immediately now!

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    1. Thanks! It's gorgeous over there, especially since we were fairly lucky with weather ;)

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  2. aghhhh i love scotland's west coast. when we were there we went to the isle of skye and down to mallaig, so when i saw you were doing this trip i got all excited. i feel completely homesick for that place. even though...it's not...really...home.

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    1. Aw that kinda makes sense tho! It was so crazy beautiful I just wanna go back and stare at everywhere :)

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