|The Lovely 'Moira'|
Seems ages since I've blogged....actually it is ages!! Jewellery making has taken a back seat since our motorhome arrived. Christened 'Moira' after a friend and a misunderstanding on Facebook when someone thought I was referring to the van and not my good friend Moira!
|Derelict Cottage Near Pitlochry|
We've had four trips now and stay away longer and longer each time. I suppose we're practising for our big trip to the south of England later this Summer. We're just so lucky we have Scotland to explore and enjoy. No 'wild' camping as yet...doesn't seem necessary when there are so many official sites in such glorious settings!
|Aliums at Pitlochry|
My goodness has camping and caravanning changed since last time either of us had such holidays. Our motorhome is a good size warm and comfortable with shower, all cooking facilities, fridge, freezer and TV....even halogen lights....a huge improvement upon torches (now I may have given away how long it is since I went camping!!)
Hannah, our labrador, took to 'Moira' straight away and is no problem as we tour around. As soon as she knows we're off she settles down to snooze on the floor between us. One of our main reasons for buying a motorhome was so we could holiday with Hannah. Most sites welcome well behaved dogs although some are pretty restrictive. The latter we will avoid!
|A Single Swallow|
How do we get on in together in a confined space?? Not too badly so far...mind you Mike has not tried to practise on his fiddle of an evening as yet..! We seem to have sorted out the chores...he cooks, I clean up! The only thing I can't abide is muck all over the carpets.....hard to avoid when hill walking is a daily enjoyment..usually in the rain! We need to have something outside where mucky boots and wet clothes can be hung....Does anyone know of a stand alone awning that will fit against an Avantgarde 150?????
|Jay Walking Sheep|
What do I love best about it all?? The changing view. I can have a different 'front garden' every day. It can be a remote loch shore or beach one morning and a forest of Scots pines the next...wonderful.
|Bridge at Tilt|
Some more photos taken on recent trips......
|Loch Morlich in Rain|
|Moira at Cairngorm Ski Centre|
|Hannah at Loch Morlich|
|Hannah and Mike at Dusk|
|Ducks on Loch at Dawn|