Wester RossJuly 21 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C
We had our first experience of midge camping, and spent about an hour with sellotape around our hands clearing out the van before we could consider sleeping.
Rather than take the quick roads across the peninsula we always took the costal road, much of which was single track with (lots of) passing places. We were tempted by some of rugged hill hikes along the road, but didn't think the weather would hold so we did a short stroll down the peninsula unsuccessfully otter hunting. Our first smokehouse was shut in Sundays but luckily the famous one wasn't and we stocked up on fresh fish.
We took 'afternoon tea and cake' in a small walled garden in Applecross, and then a pint down the local as we heard live music. The guys next to us and even the musicians all were (temporarily) living in campervans! Unfortunately we couldn't park in town so after ascending and descending Britain's highest pass (a massive 625m!) we found a pull off overlooking Loch Carron, where we cooked our delicious fresh scallops and smoked salmon dinner.Read more