The Yorkies love the freedom of the beach and Achnahaird was perfect, even if, in May, a little windy and cold!


It is a joy to see  Maya transform into such an energetic bundle of flying legs and flapping ears :-)

Here she is circling us at speed, waiting for her frisbee to be thrown.

Magan, on the other hand, likes to explore in her own time, checking out bundles of seaweed, but she is in her element among the stones and rock pools. The trouble is that she is perfectly camouflaged unless she is wearing her red jumper.


These photos were taken on May 1st when the sun was shining and comfortably warm when sheltered from the wind.

As I write this, two days later, there has been a gale blowing relentlessly since late last evening; Bixie is rocking around as if it was a boat in a rough sea. This is not a day for beaches nor driving, though one or two of the motorhomes here have left this morning. I’m not  sure that travelling on single track roads in this weather would be a pleasant experience in a large vehicle. 

We cannot connect to the internet because the wind is too strong to allow us to raise the satellite dish ~ we’d probably take off! The site wi-fi, available at the shower block, allowed me to download The Sunday Times on to my iPad. 

The weather forecast expects this to continue until tomorrow morning. I hope it has settled down before we prepare to leave for Inverness.


Our meal in Am Fuaran Bar on Friday evening was good. Unfortunately the scallops had not yet been landed and delivered to the hotel (proves that the local seafood is fresh) but Margaret enjoyed her langoustines, while I had an excellent, though not generous, aberdeen angus steak.

Our deserts were wonderful!

We both thought that the meal was a bit expensive though.

This restaurant does not offer a large menu but there is sufficient choice to satisfy most people, including vegetarians, I think.


This is a campsite we would come back to. I do not usually feel inspired to write about toilet blocks and campsite facilities but at Port a Bhaígh  they are modern and heated, with large walk in showers. Even the chemical waste points - two of them - are new and modern - the best I have ever come across.

Our campsite satisfaction score was 8.4/10.


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