Tuesday, 12 August 2008

Tales from the isles and other places

We are back to a very wet Yorkshire. We have had an awesome time away in our new truck camper. It was everything we hoped it would be and some more. Overall we had pretty good weather, we found some wonderful places to camp & we really had chance to just kick back & re-charge our batteries.... oh yes, and knit awhile! Our travels took us to North Uist , Benbecula, South Uist, Harris, Lewis, Skye, Moray Firth, Braemar & Northumberland for a final night before returning home.

I will just include a few pictures here to give a flavour of the holiday.
Camping by the beach on South Uist, Our 'Northstar' camper really was a cosy home!
A liitle knitting by the camper on North Uist (Yes it is a Namaste 'Malibu' bag!):

I could disclose these locations, but I don't think I will cos' we will be back!
Climbing the Quirang on the Isle of Skye, Moss thought it was great!

We left Skye via the old Glenelg ferry. Check out http://www.skyeferry.com/ to support this great transport link & important piece of history.

I managed to finish my Fetching mitts and socks in a slipped stitch rib as well as making good progress on my suprise for our 'At Home in Harrogate' Summer swap.

We came home via the Cairngorms National Park, which is not a part of Scotland that I really have visited before. It was beautiful with the heather in flower.

We managed to take nearly 500 photos so I may share some more as I start to edit & organise them!


Heather L. said...

Your photos are just incredible! Everything is SO beautiful! i'm jealous of that heather photo -- four years in Scotland and I never got to see that in person (a car would have helped).

You'll be proud of me -- my first sock is making good progress.I've got 7 inches already done!

Joanne said...

Oh! Oh! I'm just a wee bit jealous. No, I'm really jealous. Did you do anything "tweedy" on Harris, Lewis or Skye? I hear they have some fascinating museums and handwoven fabric and yarn up there... along with the incredible views.

Thanks for your nice note on my blog. Sally has been getting lots of extra love since her calamity yesterday, believe me. Glad your dog has avoided this kind of thing--I wouldn't wish it on anyone.

Where fibers meet mud said...

Way cool trip. I have a dream of doing that when we are both retired. But no over the big pond - but here in the states. Thanks for the encouragement your pictures and stories are phenomenal!

I tagged you for a meme that was also a nomination for an award. Check out my blog and follow the directions...

clarabelle said...

Absolutely superb photos! Arrgh, I want to go back there soon...

I recognised the Quirang immediately; when we were there, some farmers were herding sheep off the top - it was amazing how they did it!

Probably Jane said...

Those photos make me so wistful. I will dream of wide open spaces to knit in all afternoon now. Thank you.

Kathryn said...

Fabulous photos! It looks like you had a fantastic time!

Nice mitts in the wild flowers too!

Where fibers meet mud said...

Take your time thinking - it is one of the rare treasures of life - discernment!

The blog about your vacation are priceless!

Artis-Anne said...

Oh I am so jealous as I havent had our Scotland fix this year :( Great pics and so glsd you love your new camper ;its just the best way to holiday in my opinion