What do you do at night in Scotland? An example in Gairloch!
To the north:FromPortree to Gairloch
We leftSkye at 9.30,angry because our roommateswoke upat 7:30 andmadea messdeadly. Stopfor fuel and then off tothe North.
We decided to takethe long wayand gotothe coastal towns.Twoand a half hoursinstead of 50minutes. We left thatthere wasthe fog but after turninga corner...openedthe skybringing usanother daywithout rain,spectacular!Sunuptill22 and...hot!
Whilefrom Italy our friends continuet to wrote us meteorologicalsms with only HOT HOT HOT,herewe had to runfor cover witha "uniform"improvisedshirt and shorts. Cool! At the entranceof a roadgreeted usthe following sign:Roadnotrecommended forbeginnersorinexperienced drivers.
Thing that coulddeter aneodriverleftbut not Tweety,which her soulis like a real "guidart"(neologismto describe a person who walks only...by car)hasembarked on the roadwith energy, enthusiasmand courage.To the top ofamountain we foundan amazing sight:in front of uswas supposed tobe seenthe sea and theislandsand insteadthere werevery lowcloudthattook the place.It was like
inaworld upside down!
Here we metavery niceGermanwhosaw ustaking pictures and thenhe offered tohelp ustake a picturetogether.Yet anothernice personmet on this journeyin which, apart from someItalian, we foundso manycute people. Then we passedLOCHARRON, Applecross(and hispartycountry),KENMORE, ShieldaigandTORRIDONwe finallyarrived at our destination:GAIRLOCH,a seaside townwith adeadlywind. Our accommodationwasaCARAVAN!
Inside, however,there were no sheetsand blankets.Panic! We drove aroundlooking for astore thatsoldbut the prices wereexorbitant.We went back toour campsiteand insteaddisheartenedwith only£ 10each wegota sleeping bag.
But the eveningwasthe best timeof the day.Afterdinner ofORKNEYCHEDDAR(likefontinacheesevery yellowandvery chewy,good!)We challengedthe sleep thatarrives on timeat21.30. Little game ofcards and then ...inlife!Leaving thecampsitewe turnedthe corner and wego to thepub-restaurant-hotelnearby. Enterinone of these placesis beautiful.Open the door andallwill turnto seeyou :-)
The pub wasthe best equipped: there wasalsoa pool tableand darts. Fullas usual,the cost of thedrinksare reallyinsignificantcomparedto ours:a small beercosts2 euros andevenhard liquordoes not exceed3.50 euro. Justgot ridof the pool tablewechallenged andit took usforever tofinish the gamewith ballsofonly two colors:yellowagainstred. Thenwe wentto thedartswhereweCLEARLYwere notedandchallenged bytwounforgettablelocal boys: Richard &Bear. Difficult to determinehow much alcoholthey hadinthe body... the challengewas dominated byusall the timebut in the lasttwo shotshavejokes.Thescoreexplained in English, together with rules, thereis still unknown :-D
They wanted tooffer usa drink andto our request foran orange juicehavelaughed in your face. Sowe toastedtogetherwithasambuca.
Titti, Richard, Io & "Bear"
E. ..a thousand kissesandhug! The climaxwas reachedwhen we made thepicture together.Held camera to ameter awaywithout looking through the"viewfinder" and werethephotos taken atthe event... butit was really afun evening.Warm, friendlyand special.Almostsorryto leave. I feltlike a little girlwhen she metnice friendson holiday and...she has to leave :-(
theygave mea great gift:oneof the best memoriesof Scotland!