August 2020 Trip Update

posted in: Travels 4

Days 4 and 5…

Well, how different the morning at the Ratagan park up was to yesterday evening –

In truth it made a pleasant change from the blistering weather we have been having. I’m not expecting much solar harvesting today.

We had breakfast and then spent a little time planning the rest of our trip.

There are a few bits and bobs that I want to get in Inverness, and the toilet cassette is about due for emptying so we decided to stop at Caravan and Motorhome Club Allanaha CL.

En-route to Inverness I wanted to have a quick shufties at a spot I fancy near Glen Garry and it looks like a nice spot for a stop over but as it was only just after nine in the morning to was a bit early for us to settle down.


The Allanaha campsite was empty but there was a place marker (chairs etc) for an absent camper. It’s a very basic site with no facilitys other then the chemical and waste disposal, plus water supply. But it is only £5 per night so is still a bargain in my books.

We did all the necessary servicing emptying the cassette and rubbish etc then took Oscar for a walk. We hadn’t gone more that a few metres when a train went clickety clacking past on a nearby track and that was it Oscar was off dragging me behind him back to the van. He is such a Jessie!

So, that was that we decided we couldn’t comfortably stay the rest of the day and night there. We stuck a note with explaining why were weren’t there along with the £5 fee anyway since we had used the service points.

We went on then to another of our regular stopping points at CR Lamington Wood (Highland). We like the walks here and so does Oscar! We tend to use the Horse riders car park as it is quieter, and spent a quiet night there.


Another slightly overcast morning today but to be fair the solar panel and battery bank are holding their own running the fridge, telly and toaster for breakfast so I’m very happy with the set up.

So, where to next?

A spot I’ve long been threatening to try but never been to is Baile an Or, so here we are –


There are two motorhomes across the road and one at the actual car park but it’s only just after ten o’clock so we’re thinking they were probably here last night and may leave later on.

Oscar had another paddle –

There was a lady panning for gold in the river and she was from the van nearest us so she may be staying for longer we’ll see.


Quiet spot all the same and agin everyone we have met has been friendly.

That’s all for now.

4 Responses

  1. John Hellewell
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    Looks like you are having a great time and obviously the new vans running OK. All the best for the remainder of your holiday/break

    Best wishes John

    • Phill
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      Oops! Only just seen this. Yes that vans cheese and chalk compared to the Hymer. For a start I don’t have to constantly change down gears every time I even see hill!

  2. Maggie
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    Amazing panoramas Phillip. You look like you are living the life of a Riley with fish and chips and Vera. Hope no one turns up at your van with a shotgun, your guard dog will be under the bed! As you say, what a Jessie. But lovely with it. Enjoy your holiday. X

    • Phill
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      Sorry, only just see these. Yes it’s all good. It’s just nice to get back on the road again.

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