The Adventure Begins ~ 1st Stage : Scotland


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There are a number of family events and old , dear friend celebrations between April and May that would mean our intended trip to Croatia this year would have had to be curtailed; better to postpone until next year and get the most from the trip.

And, Scotland is in Europe!

Our plans this year then are to include a tour of the West Coast of Scotland in April and move over to the east to be in Inverness for an 80th birthday party on 4th May.

HL 16th April 2015:

We left Livingston on Tuesday 14th, heading for Inveraray in Argyll.

Click the Map to enlarge; our route to Inveraray

The Argyll Caravan Park is a few miles south west of Inveraray but was a lovely place to begin our trip.

Sitting on the shores of Loch Fyne  this holiday park is, like most, predominantly for static caravans but there is a large tourer area with reasonable facilities, including on-pitch fresh water.

Local attractions include Inverary Castle and Inveraray Jail. Two years ago we had visited Jedburgh Jail so we felt we knew enough about old jails to feel the need to fork out £9.50 entrance fee this time around.

There was an old (hilarious) BBC comedy series called the 'Vital Spark’ (1959-1974) starring Duncan Macrae, Roddy Macmillan and John Grieve about the adventures of a clyde puffer about which we were reminded at the harbour ~


The Vital Spark; perhaps not the one featured in BBC's ‘The Vital Spark'

Our heating system gave us the runaround again! Not sure what the problem was; we had hot water (scalding, in fact). Overnight we were cold because the heating failed to react to falling temperatures! At 3:00am I got up and reset the system and pushed the thermostat up as high as it would go. Then it started.. but by morning we were getting a bit too hot!!

We had a fabulous lunch on Wednesday in the Loch Fyne Oyster Bar

Monk Fish for Margaret, succulent scallops and black pudding for yours truly, followed by a shared rhubarb crumble and ice cream. This is a place you should try to get at least once  if at all you are in Scotland.

Today, we moved on to Kintyre to pitch up at the Killegruer Camping Site; our pitch is next to the beach, making Magan and Maya ecstatic!

Our route to Killegruer Campsite (click the map to enlarge)

The weather on arrival is wonderful!

More to come…...

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