We’ve had a busy few days travelling south through Ayrshire and into Dumfries & Galloway. This is one of those fabulous parts of the country that we’ve somehow not previously discovered.
Staffa has been on our “must see” list since we visited the Giant’s Causeway earlier this year, Staffa being the “other end” of the causeway which stretches under the sea between Northern Ireland and Scotland. We weren’t disappointed!
After weathering Storm Ali during our recent trip to Orkney, it was probably fitting that Storm Callum arrived at the end of this week’s journey south through the islands of Berneray, North Uist, Benbecula, South Uist, and Eriskay.
Sometimes, I astound myself with my own ignorance. It turns out that Lewis and Harris are, in fact, one island – not two as I had supposed……
Visiting the Isle of Skye is a bit like Russian Roulette with five bullets instead of one – you’ve got maybe a one in six chance of a good outcome, weather-wise. Have you ever met anyone who’s had “OK” weather on Skye? No, me neither. It’s either absolutely glorious or deeply dismal. We’ve been unlucky this time.
Heading down the West Coast of Scotland, we’ve experienced our worst weather ever in a motorhome: the “Beast from the East” and Storm Ali were mere trifles in comparison. Mind you, it all pales into insignificance when you get to Loch Ewe and consider the conditions faced by the Arctic Convoys….