the western isles
hello everyone long time no talk - well where have we been?
We left the beautiful port of Oban and spent 2 nights in Mull - this is quite a spectacular island and there is much to see. The roads are a little hairy though - one lane with passing bays. We went to Iona and saw the great abbey - went to Duart Castle ( windy ++++). We went to the top end Tobermory and then had to go back to the Argyll Arms to pick up Janice's credit cards (sorry).
The next day caught the Fishnish ferry to Locherlaine then on to Mallaig (windy roads again). Got there on a bank holiday some accomodation at a premium. Across to Skye for the next 2 nights - saw most of this island - ruins and cliffs. Roads sometimes good -- the hills in the middle of Skye (Corrins or something like that! amazing).
Ian has had us trekking up hill and down dale including an everest type quest up the Old Man of Storr - Bet and I survived in spite of his intention to kill us off ( or at least maim us in some form). We only live to harrass him another day AHA! We spent time in Portree as there was an accordian festival on YAY.
On the way back to the Kyle of Locherlaine and the bridge we went for a 'quick' look for the otters --- this was one of the most hair raising trips yet --- winding roads and steep dropoffs -- lots of shiiiiit , oh Gods etc.... and we looked for otters --- Ian saw them of course -----not Bet and Janice.
Am now at Loch Ness - no monster in site just lots of tourists and gift shops -- and on to Inverness.
Bet and Ian and Janice are getting on very well - lots of laughs and jokes - Bet is writing an epsitle for the journey.
Lots of love to everyone Janice, Ian and Bet