Our first proper camp of 2015

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  1. Mattyjwr

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    We've been delayed getting out and about this year but are now parked up in Glencoe hoping that the rain and clouds will clear up for the morning. Happy camping everyone :)
     
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    Glencoe is breathtaking, I'm so jealous! Is it cold there at the moment?
     
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    I love Scotland altogether..only been twice in my life, but everytime it felt like going home...:love:

    Ps I think I need to get out more...see more places, meet new friends...and drink more..tea! ;)
     
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    We are in Blackwell, Derbyshire with intent of trying the Monsal Trail, unfortunately the howling wind and rain has put a stop to that idea.
     
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    Cool, damp and windy outside. Just been snuggling under a blanket watching The lion, the witch and the wardrobe with the family before crawling to bed. Pretty cosy inside :)
     
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    A favourite place of mine up there is Loch Etive, coming down from the A82, a log loading place at the bottom, room a for a few MH's, never shared it yet

    The loch has a dramatic connection to the sea, quite a sight at tide changes, Connel bridge, just down from the CC site, you can walk down fro the site alongside the airfield, when the tide is going in / out it has rapids going both ways, took me a while to work what I had seen (not explained that very well)

    But they get some pretty big boats up into the loch to load timber, equally amazing when you see the rocks they pass over
     
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    Its amazing to watch it...and its so easy to underestimate the power and force of water...whether sea or Loch or river..until you see something like this.(y)
     
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    It is lovely; thanks for the reminder - we might go there for our last night on hols.

    It rained for most of the night but now it has stopped and the clouds are white, not dark. Hope that the walks today won't be too muddy.

    Off to Ft. William now and hope to get over to Mull tomorrow.
     
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    Sorry that I can't advise on the ..... tea in Scotland but there are some lovely sea food options here - mussels from Mull (Inverlussa mussel farm) and The Isle of Skye oyster shed near the Talisker distillery - well worth a visit.
     
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    How is the weather this morning? Hope that it is better.
     
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    Dead envious, I don't know how often you go there or how well you know the area, so apologies for stating what might be obvious

    From Fort William go down to Lochaline for shorter and much cheaper crossing to Mull

    You do have to cross the Corran ferry from the A82 or drive a long way round

    The drive down to Lochaline is lovely, great options for overnighting

    We saw our first ever otter many years ago sat outside the pub at Lochaline

    We love it up there, have a great time (y)
     
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    Thanks for the info.

    We're driving down the west coast of Loch Eil and are happy to find a night spot near a pub if we miss the last ferry or the weather is not good or the views are great or any other excuse. We aren't in any hurry :)

    Otters would be a bonus
     
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    Photos would be a bonus for us, maintain my envy of your location

    Have a great time (y)
     
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    :)
     

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    It always amuses me how life seems to prompt (shove!:whistle:) you in to deciding to go do something...I saw this thread and also received a unexpected out of the blue text to go visit a friend in Acharacle....both last night. Then today, further reminders (harder shoves!!:whistle:) of how much I want to revisit...so it looks like it will be sooner rather than later if I want to avoid the midges...:D

    ...and will certainly factor this in my new plans...:thanks3:

    Ps I rarely drink alcohol these days...cannot cope with the excessive giggling (mine!) nor the hangovers from albeit very little consumption...but do love an occasional dram (not tea) when in Scotland..when in Rome etc ::bigsmile:
     
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    Update: Weather still atrocious; give up, back home, try again when a bit warmer.
     
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    The weather here is not great but it could be worse. Just need to ensure that we can dry rain coats when we get into the depths of Mull.

    Hope that your next trip to the Peaks is better @GaryH61
     
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    Cheers Mattyjwr. Hope you weather is kind. Sods law not too bad today at Home.

    As someone once said. There is no bad weather in the UK, only inappropriate clothing :wondering:
     
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    We've tested our wet weather gear to the max over the last few days and watched the four Seasons on one day.

    Now the sun is shining and the wind has died down.
     

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    Great photo :smiley:
     
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