It’s a pretty dreich looking day today. To be fair there are a few of those in these parts. But we’ve never let it stop us before. It just changes plans a little.
So the girls (yes the girls, not me) decided we would go to Talisker Distillery. Having been before (as far as reception as we were too early) and knowing the island was chockful of fair weather tourists, I tried to book in advance. No dice! Because they were expecting it to be busy they weren’t taking any more bookings. So off we set to hopefully get in. I knew there was an overflow carpark past the distillery – I’d made bacon rolls there a year or so before – which seemed to be more than the poor chap who was trying to get his motorhome in the main car park a few minutes later. Not fun.
So what happened? Of course we can get you on a tour. In 3 hours. Are you kidding me?? Er no. So that’s attempt number 2 and still not been past reception. Although I did pick up a little something for my troubles ;).
The road into Carbost (where it is) is not exactly motorhome friendly by the way. It’s pretty narrow, but vision is good and it’s pretty straight at least.
A fairly short drive in the dreich weather brought us back to Dunvegan. A year earlier we parked up in a layby just outside the castle for the night. I went to let the dogs out and got nothing short of molested by midgies! This year we had a site booked. Kinloch campsite is situated at the top of Loch Dunvegan, just outside the village itself. When the mist lifts I’m sure it will be a wonderful view.
But for now time to catch up with some laundry in the facilities here. The chap that runs it has a wicked sense of humour. If you don’t believe me check the poem he has on the wall in reception 😉