Another great nights sleep all cosied up in the van.
So we were up early this morning and there was evidence of some sunshine! This is the view from the campsite which is about the first time we’ve seen it.
Craig made Serrano ham, black pudding and tattie scones for breakfast.
Today’s travels…. Port Charlotte to Bruichladdich to Bridgend to Bowmore to Port Ellen to Lagavulin and back.
On our drive over this was the view across to Bowmore. I stopped in a lay-by!
First real stop of the day….
The photos don’t do it justice but it was so atmospheric. You can’t tell where the water stops and the mist begins.
First dram of the day for oor Craigie!
Now I realise I’m alcohol free and am growing to detest the stuff… it doesn’t stop my being over-awed by the brands. My dad loves a Laphroaig and it will always make me think of him. We walked into the shop and Toto by Africa was playing which always makes me think of him too…. Spooky.
A truly stunning location. It’s warm but damp. Just like the whisky.
The merch here is VERY expensive.
Sorry Dad… didn’t get you one of these….
They are also selling Caol Isla as that distillery is closed just now for renovations. it’s just as expensive.
More importantly check out the Ardbeg Airstream which is a wee cafe. Their coffee was amazing!!
Another dram for the boy! 🥃
I may have got a very early birthday present…. got a lovely jacket.
God knows what this is…… 🤣
Then finally the sun started to come out. I got some stunning photos after this.
So many photos of the same place but it was so lovely to see the sun and feel the warmth.
We didn’t go to it but here’s Port Ellen distillery.
All day I’ve been singing in my head “I wanna see the sunshine after the rain”…. 😆🤷🏻♀️🤣 and here it is!
Finally the last stop was Bowmore. Visits by appointment only…. We… of course…. did not have an appointment.
I’ve been in much better headspace today. Is it that I’m only a fair weather camper?!? I’m trying to think about my triggers as they happy and breathe before reacting. It hadn’t always worked but a damn sight more than yesterday.
It’s taken me ages to write this so I’m gonna stop here for now. Take Bhru to the beach for a bit.
Stay safe everyone 🥃🥃🥃