Eur ’19 | Vanning in Belgium

Our first trip in the van to Belgium was most definitely a success and we will be heading back, even just as a beautiful stop off on the way to farther destinations. Belgium was actually our first experience of vanning outside of the UK and we didn’t know how locals elsewhere were going to react…

Galloway 12/18 | Loch Doon in the Sunshine

The winter sun shone brightly down on the forest park as we drove along the meandering roads. It was a beautiful drive with long shadows falling from the dark clustered trees; the open ground was covered in, now dead, bracken which was glowing orange in the light. Turning off the main road (using the term…

Galloway 12/18 | Exploring the Dalquharran Castles

It was a beautiful day and we decided to drive to the quiet little village of Dailly, situated north west of the forest park – it isn’t the prettiest of villages but it has a couple of points of interest and is surrounded in beautiful countryside. Parking up on the main street we left the…

Galloway 12/18 | Castles on the Coast

After breakfast we drove towards Ayr and the coast, it was drizzling most of the journey but dried up just as we got out the van. We headed straight down onto Greenan beach, the tide was out and the water had the same pallid grey countenance as the sky which sat featureless above it. The…

Scotland 07/08 |Brochs & Beaches

The rain was hammering lightly on the roof and windows as I came to, it felt delightfully cosy tucked up in the van and I felt like I had had a good night’s sleep. Peering out of the window, the scene was just as grey and shrouded in mist and cloud as it had been…

Scotland 07/18 |Castles in the Sea, Swimming in the Sound

We awoke to a grey morning, the clouds hung low over the peaks and there were a few inversions whisping between the crags. It was fairly dull and there was a lot of moisture hanging in the air so it wasn’t too long before we were heading off for our next destination and the next…

The Holy Island

Our next stop on our visit east was Lindisfarne Island, known as the Holy Island. It is a tidal island, cut off from the main land when the tide is in, however when the tide is out it is accessible by the causeway across the large expanse of sand separating the two.We had a couple…