scottish island hopping

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  1. Shuggy68

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    has anybody done the Scottish island hopping in a motorhome.if so how much was it for the ticket and wats the best way to do it cheers guys
     
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    You can see from the Calmac website that they do a hopscotch ticket, we just did the Hopscotch 8 in reverse, really enjoyed it - just short of £300 for two of us and the van.
     
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    We had two weeks there last year in early October. We didn't get the Hopper Ticket as the lady at the Calmac desk said our chosen route would be cheaper if we paid as we went.

    Our route was -

    Oban to Barra - ferry
    Barra to Vatersay - bridge
    Barra to Eriskay - Ferry
    Eriskay to South Uist - drive
    South Uist to Benbecula - drive
    Benbecula to North Uist - drive
    North Uist to Bernaray - drive
    Bernarey to Harris - Ferry
    Harris to Lewis - drive
    Lewis to Scalpay - drive
    Back to Tarbert in Harris to Sky - ferry
    Sky to Mainland - road bridge

    From Leicster we got up to Lock Lomand in one day, then had a leisurely drive the next day to Oban for the afternoon ferry. The only campsites we pre-booked were the c & CC Loch Lomand and whilst on the ferry we decided to book the first night on Barra. This turned out to be a good decision as we arrived in a howling gale, pitch black and horizontal rain. Campsite was only two miles away, so within 30 mins of driving of the ferry we were pitched up, kettle on, or was it wine open, and settled. Didn't realise until morning was an amazingly beautiful place we were in! Stepped out of the van and we were right on the edge of a little bay with waves still crashing in over the rocks, seals bobbing around in the water, just wonderful.
    Writing this post has bought back many happy memory's, I hope we go back soon.
     
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