Monthly Archives: June 2012

Skye: Museum of Island Life, Flora MacDonald, and a Ferry (Day 14)

We awoke to early morning sun (bright sun at 5:30am!!), and snoozed until close to 8.  Then another porridge breakfast, pack-it-up, and off to the farm up the road (Skye Harvest) for fresh veg and pork.  They have a farm … Continue reading

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Skye: Dunvegan Castle, Portree, and the Interior (Day 13)

We awoke to a lovely view of the water from our camper.  After a porridge breakfast (a huge hit with the kids!), we were off to Dunvegan Castle, home to the chief of the Clan McLeod for several hundred years. … Continue reading

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Heidi gets Cantankerous (Day 12)

This morning, after getting up and dodging the midges while making preparations to depart for Skye, disaster struck:  Heidi wouldn’t start.  She’d been getting harder and harder to start over the past few days, but she took a final stand … Continue reading

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Ullapool to Kyle of Lochalsh (Day 11)

Aside from Flora needing to have a wee at 3am, we had quite a good night’s sleep.  We were off and running before 10, which is remarkable for us.  (It takes quite a while to get the kids up and … Continue reading

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Thurso to Ullapool (day 10)

We started the day in Thurso Bay Caravan Park. Rain alternating with sun breaks, but not too cold. After showers, we visited Tesco for provisions and breakfast and were on the road by 10:30 or so.  We drove the coastal … Continue reading

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So Long to Orkney (Day 9)

On the morning of our final day on Orkney, the Olympic Torch passed through Kirkwall.  When hopping to the islands, the flame travels by airplane in specially built lanterns, which are then used to re-light the torch at the next … Continue reading

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Kirkwall: Palaces, Music, and an Italian Chapel (Day 8)

Day eight was blustery and cool, but the rain stayed largely at bay.  We decided we’d pack all three generations into Heidi again and head south to see the Italian Chapel and the Churchill Barriers (built in WW2 to block … Continue reading

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