i’ve been deliberately vague when people asked where exactly in scotland i was going. see, i have long-held and elaborate plans for after the zombie apocalypse, and this remote, inaccessible area seemed perfect on paper. i just hadn’t actually been to check it out yet. imagine my delight when we arrived at the cottage and even the weapons had been laid on.
when not taking photos of eigg & rum across the sea, or teasing anemones in rockpools, or collecting tiny shells, or sitting listening to the sound of the sea, i was just happy to watch anakin playing; paddling, digging and tossing seaweed around.
happy collie! :)
day 4 was a bit (only fractionally) nicer weather-wise, so i paddled in that beautiful clear north atlantic water.
don’t let this picture fool you, even just standing on the arctic wet sand was painful.
but once i’d lost all feeling in my feet, it didn’t hurt as much. of course, Husband had to go one better and dive in. show off.
later, we all enjoyed a cosy pub lunch at the cnoc-na-faire inn, just up the hill and overlooking the campsite… i do hope they’re still serving in post-zombie-apocalypse times. but if not, the heather will still be pretty to look at.
when all the guys disappeared over a hill, i couldn’t really be arsed to follow. they were waving vigorously though, so i plodded on to see if it was a. a view emergency, or b. something importants
even though i knew there was clear blue sea and white sands up here, it was still a surprise for my brain every time my eyes actually saw it.
on day 5 we inched our way a little bit further up the coastal road, to the beach at morar. it was quite a scramble down from car park
but worth it for the soft white sand
(even though mom got a bumble bee inside her jeans. wtf??!
we went to loch morar next, but the winds were picking up and the rain was drizzling down so it was a bit miserable.
on a whim, we drove on to mallaig
where it really started pissing down. cold and drenched, with a wet collie in tow, the super lovely staff at the chlachain inn sorted us out with a booth in a quiet corner where we wolfed down their locally caught, home made seafood stuffs. for true, i cannot rate them highly enough for customer service!