Quick Trip to Glasgow and Charging Update

Very quick trip down to Glasgow over the weekend with our Son and daughter in law. Overnighted in a car park Dalrigh. No photos I’m afraid as it was raining a monsoon, wipers on full tilt, all the way down and then for much of the night. It looks a nice spot though and one that we might use again in the Summer. Slightly better for the morning journey to the airport to drop Jen off (flying to the Phillipines … Read More

September Trip Summary

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Orkney First off, I forgot to reset the odometer on the van so don’t have total miles, fuel consumption or average speed, Oops! As I have mentioned in the posts posted during the journey, we left home a bit earlier that intended due to forecasted bad weather. Because of this we spent a few days on Orkney Mainland. Home Parked up for first night in Kirkwall Dounby to visit Rosie and Sergio Skaill bay – became very busy so moved … Read More

Culbin to Scrabster

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Nothing really exciting today beyond our early start with Oscar. As we ended up getting up so early we decided to revisit our ferry bookings again, and go for the 19:00 Scrabster – Stromness and the tomorrow morning ferry to Westray. This allowed us to visit an Asian cash and carry and pick up some tubs of kebab meat as no-where in Orkney seems to stock it. Having decided to give my big “cold box” (oh, I’ve just realised I … Read More

Baile An Or to Culbin

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My but it was a cold night last night at Baile An Or. There was a light frost on the ground this morning when we looked out. Fortunately I had planned for these situations 😉. The controls for the blown air heating are just above my head when I’m in bed. So this morning having stuck my foot out from under the duvet and decide it was “blumming cold”, I just reach up, pressed the button and settled back. Finished … Read More

September Trip continued: Castletown to Baile An Or

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After disembarking the ferry at Stromness we headed East to Castletown and spent the night at the old Castletown flagstone quarry/works. There’s a nice big car park there and some nice walks round the remains of the workings. We had a lazy breakfast here, then a last walk for Oscar before heading off. We turned back on ourselves, through Thurso, past Dounray and on to Melvich where we took the road South towards Helmsdale. My plan was to stop at … Read More

September, we’re off again!

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Because of lockdown we weren’t able to get Oscar to the vets at the proper time for his booster jab. These have to be done within a certain time of their renewal date so we have had to come away again now so that we can get Oscars booster jab done. How’s that for a good excuse? As if we need one…. We had originally booked the ferry for Monday evening the 21st (vet appointment for Tuesday morning) then on … Read More

August 2020 Trip Summary

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We’re back home now after our little jaunt around the Highlands of Scotland. It was a thoroughly pleasant break. There had been quite a few reports in the press about hostility towards visitors so we were a bit wary but in the event there were no problems at all. Everyone we saw was very friendly and welcoming. I suppose we shouldn’t be surprised that the press like to centre on anything negative and blow it out of proportion! The only … Read More

August 2020 Trip Update

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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 … Read More

First 2020 Trip Day 3

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Next update. As planned we slept the night at Garve (Highland) later in the evening another van arrived. It was a hire motorhome, no inference there, just a fact. It was pretty well into the evening and we were already made up for the night so never spoke. To be honest we never saw them get out of their van either. We’re early risers so when I walked Oscar at around 07:00 they were still all shut up. We left … Read More

First Trip South for 2020

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We’ve finally managed to get down South and into Scottish Highlands. First proper trip away this year and ever in this van (if you don’t count our little jaunt over to Orkney Mainland last month to give the van a shake down). Reading some of the comments on the online about visiting Scotland and seeing some of the press reports about the Highlands we had some reservations but this is where we alway go and love so off we went…. … Read More

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