For the last two weeks we’ve been experiencing some extreme weather! Gale force winds have been whipping up frequently with gusts up to 60mph and they’ve been coming in every direction. Our tent was holding out so well until Monday but now it has five separate rips in it. At least it has sorted out the dilemma of how we would get it back to Oxford at the end of the season…in the bin it will go!
The site has been a bit quieter lately as we’re coming into High Season and the weather has been atrocious. The wind stops you from getting off site and we were getting a bit claustrophobic, it was feeling a bit like Groundhog day. So, on our day off we were determined to get off site and do something even if meant getting on the bus!
Monday we managed to get to Gairloch, parked up and walked to the local Flowerdale waterfalls. It was a lovely walk through a partly wooded area and then you end up out in the open overlooking the loch. The midges were out but they didn’t really bother us even though it was humid and drizzling.
Our treat at the end of this was to visit The Old Inn, a local hotel/restaurant in Gairloch and it just happens to be at the starting/end point of this walk. The interior is really welcoming with lovely wood furniture and really friendly staff.
Our order was Cullen Skink and Langoustine Tails both served with homemade bread and a side salad, washed down with a cafetiere of coffee.
Anyone up this way really should pay them a visit.
Our work rota has been changed to reflect the change in the site to give us two full days off, so we’re off to Inverness next to get some ‘crash bars’ fitted to the bike. These are bars to protect the bodywork if/when we drop the bike.
The weather for the foreseeable future is pants so we’ll just have to get on with it!