Every year we used to spend Easter in Wales, then we stopped, I think because there was too much traffic on the roads. Well today, Good Friday, the traffic on the main road to the North Norfolk coast from the other side of Wisbech in Cambridgeshire, was pretty horrific. I have never seen so many caravans and motorhomes on the road in the ten years that we have lived here in the Fens. It was a shame as no-one was going anywhere for a quite a while, thank goodness we were going the other way. It looked like a mass evacuation and for once I was pleased we were not going away……we had a pre Easter trip two weeks ago.
We had a good day despite the weather, three churches, two firmly locked and hurrah, one open. Good Friday and two out of three churches locked. I did actually think over Easter they would be open, but we were in Cambridgeshire, a county that I find most of the churches are locked.
Every holiday to the West Coast of Scotland, entails a couple of, or even more trips on car ferries. It usually means an early morning start, but with the help of one of their bacon rolls on board, you are soon off to explore one of the beautiful Scottish Islands. Sometime you have to catch more than one ferry to your chosen destination, but for me, the more the merrier. There are some ferries that hold just a couple of cars, or others, that will only take foot passengers and not forgetting a sea cruise around the islands.
On this particular day in 2013, we were waiting at Craignure, on the Isle of Mull, for the ferry to take us back to Oban on the mainland. On a beautiful sunny day it is just a pleasure to sit and wait for the ferry. You can see it coming way off in the distance and on this occasion I took some photos of the ‘The Isle of Mull’
Its time for us to leave the Isle of Barra in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland and to finish off a really enjoyable stay, a few odd photos in monochrome. Now we are off to the Isle of Eriskay by ferry, to continue our trip through the Outer Hebrides.
We arrived on Barra after a five hour ferry crossing from Oban, quite a good crossing and beautiful weather when we arrived. Drove to our site and this is the view that the motor home rear window looked out on, stunning. Unfortunately no internet until today when we arrived at North Uist, although it is very slow, its the internet 🙂 These Islands are so magical and really quite different in their own way from each other. I have taken so many photos that I’m sure I will never post all of them. The weather hasn’t been too bad, heavy rain at night, but clearing around 10am and at this moment at 5.30pm its beautiful sunshine and the north wind that has been blowing all day has died down. We are parked again over looking the sea and tomorrow we are spending the day exploring North Uist and hopefully the weather will be good to us.