We have a love-hate relationship with Ardnamurchan – love the place, but hate the road you have to drive to get there!! Actually it’s not too bad by usual single-track standards, but having suffered one burst tyre and a couple of near misses on that road over the past few years, it’s not a drive I look forward to, even if the destination is invariably worth it!!
We stayed at Resipole Campsite, right next to the coast, on the South side of the penninsula.
“I really should charge you extra for your awning you know, but I can’t really be bothered” said the site owner when he came round to check tags on the Saturday morning. Now the thought that anybody could consider my hastily errected tarp an “awning” was nearly enough to put me off organised campsites forever, until a fantastic hot shower convinced me that I’d maybe been a little too hasty on this occasion!
To pass the time, we went for a wee walk in the woods just North of Strontian.
The highlight of the morning was spotting this slow-worm sunning itself beside the path – something neither of us had ever seen before.
However, with the weather remaining dreich, we spent the rest of the weekend ‘loitering within tent’, before heading back to catch the Corran Ferry for the short hop back to civilisation.
Oh, and the mackerel? Well, I didn’t take any photos at the time, as we were in a rush to catch the ferry. However, let’s just say there is a superb spot for fishing about a mile North of the ferry slip, and they tasted simply superb when filletted and poached in lemon juice ;-).