Our first attempt at wild camping! After spending an age finding the right spot, we finally found Loch Assynt and pitched up right on the lake next to our very own ruin. Very soft ground made for easy pitching, but a slight worry about stability.. The sun was setting beautifully over the loch and we set up trangia to cook. Unfortunately, whilst trying to build a fire, the wind completely died and we had our first bad encounter with the Midge.. We flailed about throwing our stuff in the car and batting midges. Quick snap of a deer on the hillside and then we jumped in the tent. 9.30, still light and tucked in for the night.. Oh if only there was a bit of wind or rain, we said, the midges might go away! Be careful what you wish for.. A wild night followed with rain and wind like we've never experienced in a tent! Spent most of the night awake because it was so loud and worrying that our slightly unstable tent might blow away, water coming down the hill would wash us away and 'it's definitely not a sea loch, right? Is it?!'
We survived the night though, tired and smelly, but amazingly not wet!! Might be a while though until we wild camp again..Read more