After two weekends in a row of camping, I said to Dave, lets not go away for a 3rd weekend. Late on Saturday night we decided that going to Scotland for the week would be a good idea… So this is my usual Happy Days blog post but with a little Country Kids twist.
Sunday, 10am, all packed, we headed off up the M6 towards Scotland. I am always amazed at our ability to pack together all the camping equipment and all the things we may need for the Robot too. Needless to say, 10.20am we were back home as we’d forgotten the Robot backpack, a crucial item we needed to transport him in the highlands! (We’d only gone one junction)
Our first night we camped in Glen Nevis at the base of Ben Nevis. We hoped that early in the camping season we would miss the midges, alas we got swarmed! The Robot and I hid in the tent while Dave cooked tea, followed by an evening stroll to the Ben Nevis Inn. The night went well, but a 5.30am wake up call from the Robot was tough. Dave bought square sausages for breakfast and cooked us a fry up on the petrol stove. He is a master at cooking in one pan!
We’d packed carefully on Monday morning as we were heading to Mallaig and leaving the car behind. It took an age to get there following caravans and stopping in a lay by to wait for a Steam Engine to chug by.
Camping gear and the baby on our backs we caught the boat to Inverie on the Knoydart Peninsula. It was the Robots first trip on foot by boat, a small tug boat that has done many trips back and forth,
Inverie is a stunning place not connected to the mainland road network, it would take 20 miles to walk there from the nearest road. I’m saving our trip to Inverie for a separate blog post next week. We spent 2 nights here and a sneak preview of our view and a few in my happy mentions below:
Leaving Inverie on Wednesday, we headed to Glencoe and found a campsite. After the basic campsite of Inverie it felt strange camping with caravans and other people. We found a good spot though that looked over the loch Leven. A beautiful setting for a beautiful trip.
This really is a snap shot of our week (5 days) away, the pièce de résistance will be my Inverie post next week. I hope that you’ll swing by and have a read? For now though, here is my Happy Days round-up of all my happy moments this week:
– Visiting a friend while Dave was working
– The Robot started crawling on his hands and knees
– All the beautiful Scottish views
– Getting chocolate delivered by boat
– Getting our food for tea and breakfast delivered by boat (chocolate was a bonus!)
– Hanging out as a family on holiday
– A 2 day telephone break (aka, blogging & social media)
– Getting the Robot to sleep earlier and earlier in the tent
– Got a new tea towel for my collection
– After a luxury afternoon blogging, it paid off that my blog functioned while I was away!
– I took the Robot to his first swimming lesson, he really enjoyed it
We really don’t have anything major planned next week, but you never know what our Saturday night musings will bring… Have a good week everyone.