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Highland foray

21 Sep

A bit of a late post, I’d forgotten to post this when travelling up to Gairloch last month. We travelled up via the Trossachs through the central highlands up to the west coast – where we camped on the Gairloch coast just south of Ullapool.

We couldn’t have asked for better weather, with a good pitch in the dunes less than 10 metres from the beach. The isle of Skye just across the water and some of the highest walks/climbs in Scotland on our door step!

After a few memorable days around Gairloch we headed down to apple cross and apple cross bay, where we hunted for razor clams and soft-shelled crabs to take back – and eat (to the girl’s surprise)

visiting ‘montys’ croft house – a place where monty lived the life of a crofter (living of the land & sea). Weather throughout was fab – warm currents , you can really see why this area has such good sea life/ seafood.

After a week of traveling and visiting areas of the highlands we headed south to the borders to sample some ECO hospitality. We packed the tent for the last time – as going to be staying in a Mongolian Yurt.. Very exciting!!

Lots of fun in the eco yurt – with its own ‘mod cons’ of an eco ‘peat/saw dust’ toilet and a rainwater collector shower…. which both the girls and Tricia secretly loved!

Check out the site –

owners also do B&B for those that want to be waited on.

I prefer to cook my own, on a lovely morning nothing better than a hearty Scottish breakfast


Hearty scottish breakfast ingredients:

2 x very free-range eggs, Scottish black pudding,  thyme & black pepper Cumberland  sausage, haggis farce and pork meat rosti, chestnut mushrooms and ½ a vine tomato

all can be fried – I used two pans one for the meat , one for the eggs & mushrooms. The tomatoes I grilled.

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