I got up just before 6am and thought I could here a few spots of rain on the tent but they did not come to anything. I am now sitting in the car at 6.20am with the rain beating down on it, with everything packed away before the rain came. It pays to travel light.
Forres in Bloom
Loch Morlich and the Cairngorm Mountains
Logie Steading and River Findhorn
Yachts in the Caledonian Canal Locks
Black Rock Gorge
Evanton Wood and the River Glass
Thunder storm at Dingwall Campsite
John o’ Groats and Ness of Duncansby
We had been camped here for eight nights – so we left our marks! A couple of days of sun and rain should fix it.
The MX-5 is not big enough for two to go camping, so we need some extra luggage room. The boot bag fits securely and adds 50l of extra space.
I have to be in Edinburgh tomorrow for Jeremy. Because of a project I am heading up for Octagon Technology, the original plan was to break the journey this evening in a hotel. However I managed to complete all my tasks by lunchtime, which meant it was a good excuse to get away from Lincoln early and spend a night at one of my favourite campsites.
Dinner was an upmarket, Japanese “pot noodle”, which was very good, tea and M&S, Lemon and Lime Jaffa Cakes.
Early in the day I had to share the path with a huge number and variety of snails.
I found a quiet corner just off the path for a substantial lunch – in a cold wind and light drizzle. The poor weather did not continue, it brightened up by the time I reached Kirkstead Bridge.
Sunday morning was sunny and bright. I had breakfast with fresh coffee by the lake. Packing away is easy when carrying all the gear, I do not have much with me so it does not take long to pack up.