Happy Campers

We’ve been featured over at Wild About Scotland, a campervan blog focused on beautiful Scotland. They’re doing a series of interviews with campervan owners called Happy Campers. You can read our interview, and lots of other interesting things by clicking here.

Mull to Loch Lomond

After getting of the ferry we took the most indirect and scenic route to our final stop at he southern end of Loch Lomond.

We visted the Bridge over the Atlantic had lunch on the Isle of Seil.

Then it was inland and on to Lomond Woods campsite at Balloch.

The campsite was a bit of a shock, there was nothing wrong with it, it was just enormous and busy, we’d grown accustomed to small and not very busy!

After a long drive we treated ourselves to a meal out in town, after a walk to the loch and pint in one of the pubs.

Before the drive home we visited the local bird of prey centre (very difficult to find, it’s behind the garden centre.  I mean, really behind it, you have to walk through the garden centre to get to it),

visited the Maid of the Loch, a steam ship that is being rennovated and the steam slip way, where for a small donation you can sound the steam whistle 🙂

Mull

We stayed at the campsite just outside of Tobermory.  Very different to the campsite we had just left in Skye, but it was clean enough.

Tobermory is very pretty (many people will know it is Balomory).

We stayed for a few days and went on a boat tour to Treshnish Isle to see the puffins and other sea birds, and Staffin Island to see Fingals Cave.  On the way back we also saw porpoises and a Baskin Shark.

We had to leave Betty Bus behind when we took the ferry to Iona to see the Abbey, but we rewarded her with a drive back along the coastal road.

We spent some time watching wild eagles (Thanks to the RAF who flew over and scared them out of the tree) and went on a tour of the local distillery. We visited Calgary, where the weather finally turned and we had to give up with our plan for a BBQ on the beach.

Then it was onto the biggest ferry of the journey for the crossing to Oban on the mainland.

Skye to Mull

All too soon it was time to leave the Isle of Skye and head south, to the Isle of Mull.

After an early morning dash across the island, we took Betty Bus on her first sea voyage, the ferry across to the mainland.  We were first on and praying that she’d start on the other side…

After our first successful sea voyage, we took the beautiful coastal road down to the most westerly point on the mainland, The Point of Ardnamurchan.

On the way we encountered the worst traffic of the trip yet.

We spent the afternoon at the lighthouse and exploring the rocks below.

The most westerly Westy!

Then finally another ferry across to Tobermory and our campsite just outside of town.

Not so worried about her starting this time.