Category Archives: Campervan

Heidi Goes Home: A Scottish Odyssey (Day 24-25)

Since Heidi failed in the middle of the Scottish wilderness, it took AA a good long while to respond.  Eventually, they dispatched someone from a local garage about 20 minutes down the road.  His flatbed truck zoomed in around 9:30pm … Continue reading

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Glen Coe, Rannoch Moor, and an Unfortunate Fate at the Bridge of Orchy (Day 24 continued)

We left Fort William after our day on the steam train in high spirits.  We were excited to drive through Glen Coe, which we’ve heard is one of the most mysterious and beautiful paces in Scotland.  Then, on to Rannoch … Continue reading

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Oban to Fort William (Day 23)

We explored Oban a bit in the morning before beginning to make our way north to Fort William for a very important excursion tomorrow…. Oban is a picturesque and charming seaside town in the midst of very dramatic coastal scenery. … Continue reading

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S. Uist to Oban: Standby and a Six Hour Cruise (Day 22)

This morning we were hopeful.  We had a great night of sleep, a big breakfast, and packed up at a slow pace to prepare for our long wait at the ferry at Lochboisdale.  We arrived very early to assure our … Continue reading

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South Uist: Full Ferries, Eriskay, Lochboisdale, and a Beach (Day 21)

We had a rough night.  The wind howled through the night.  Gusts were powerful enough to sway the van from side to side and make loud noises in the tarp on the pop-top.  Amazingly, the kids slept right through it … Continue reading

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South Uist: Tobha Mòr and Deep Fried Haggis (Day 20)

Hot showers, clean clothes, and a warm breakfast made for an excellent (if slow) start to our day.  Once Heidi was warmed up we continued our trek down the island, stopping whenever we saw something of interest.  One of our first … Continue reading

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Harris to Uist: The Master of Tweed, a Ferry, and Lots of Stones (Day 19)

Morning brought sunshine, a warm van, and a rush to get things accomplished so we could make it to the ferry in time.  Our first project was driving back around a couple of bays to Luskentyre, so we could pay … Continue reading

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Isle of Harris: More Beaches, More Tweed, and St. Clement’s Church (Day 18)

We had a lovely lazy morning at the Minch View Campsite. When we awoke, we were surrounded by sheep roaming through the grass outside the van, and their antics were quite entertaining. Our first destination for the day was Luskentyre, … Continue reading

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Isle of Harris: Tarbert, Tweed, and a Stroll (Day 17)

We woke at our beautiful beachside campsite a bit after 8am, and it was sweltering! The sun had come out strong and early. We had a breakfast of “pancakes” from a mix (more like French crepes, really), which was a … Continue reading

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Isle of Lewis: Black Houses, a Broch, Standing Stones, and Beaches (Day 16)

After a quick breakfast of baked goods, we said a fond farewell to our lovely bay.  Back on the road, we continued our trek south along Lewis, not sure what all we’d be able to see and do since it … Continue reading

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