23rd April 2017 Kinlochewe, Scotland

We left Luss on the 20th April and headed for the Glencoe CCC site to break the journey, another one with no TV or internet but we did have radio!

As we were only here for two days we headed back to the lake we visited in 2009, Glencoe Lochan. It is a loch that was man made in 1895 by Lord Strathcona to try and ease his wife’s homesickness for Canada.

A lot of investment has gone into the lochan in recent years, with improved access for people with limited mobility and the wildlife around being encouraged to visit the area.

From here we headed to Morvich CMC site for an overnight stop. Although easily accessible we didn’t feel it warranted any longer than one night,certainly as motorhomers anyway.

 

 

 

On arrival at Kinlochewe (after a scenic drive there through the famous Glen Docherty) we were greeted very warmly by the wardens who couldn’t be more helpful. This site is a real gem and we will definitely return here, based on facilities, location and friendliness.

While here we experienced quite a lot of bad weather although we knew it was coming. We had snow, strong winds and sleet over the next few days but we didn’t let it beat us!

One day we went for a 11km walk to Loch Maree and it rained/snowed for 90% of the day! It was very wet underfoot and we subsequently realised our waterproofs are no longer as watertight as they used to be..

Despite this, we had a great day out and were met by feral mountain goats eating the Spanish Gorse along the route and deer could be seen up on the fells. On our return we went to the Kinlochewe Hotel for a pint as a treat and booked a table for the evening as they had been recommended to us by a fellow camper.

We were not disappointed – the food was excellent and all homemade, with very relaxed but professional staff. Walkers, tourists and locals were all in there and it made for a lovely chilled atmosphere.

Another day we walked next door to the site into the Beinn Eighe Visitor Centre where they have marked out a number of low level walks you can take.

About Dean

Angela and I decided that there was more to life than working hard to keep up the payments on the mortgage, to pay the gas, electric, phone bills etc. etc. SO............ In 2008 we sold our house, I initially took a year off (Unpaid) and Angela handed in her notice! We bought a motorhome and set off for a year of travelling! This was the best thing we had done in our lives (Apart from getting married) and we have no regrets. During the year I managed to secure a redundancy package which felt very strange. Almost sad as I had worked for the same company for 19 years (BT). It was always our plan to have a whole year off before thinking about the 'W' word. We began applying to the Camping and Caravanning Club (CCC) for the position of Holiday site assistants in August 2009. After the interview, work experience and induction we were finally given a contract at the CCC site in Inverewe (Scotland). Our plan is to work through the summer in the UK then head to Europe to overwinter before coming back to work the following summer season. Hopefully these few words and our blog will inspire others to get off the hamsters wheel and see that there is more to live than having a house and material things. A cliche I know but this is not a rehearsal, life is too short!!! Since our first contract in Scotland we have worked a winter contract in Oxford (never again!) not Oxford but a winter contract. Hereford for two years, living in a yurt for one! And Cornwall. In between our working we have also travelled a bit. Hopefully this website will give you an insight into our alternative lifestyle. Get out there and live the dream!
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