Day 551 exploring from Back of Keppoch to Mallaig to Morar and back 🚐🌤🌥⛅️

Here I forgot to say when we drove onto the campsite yesterday there was a huge fork of lightning ⚡️ out towards the Isle of Rhum. I was driving so didn’t get a photo of it but that would have be a stunning shot. There were a few flashes and claps of thunder but it never came to anything more.

The weather overnight was wild we kept the pop top down all night and the van rocked in the strong wind off the sea. There were moments of torrential rain which woke me up but I cooried in and fell back to sleep. Everytime.

Morning! This is the actual view from the van door!
My view on the way to the toilets!
View over to Eigg

We took a wee walk around the beach as the tide was out and it looks so different from last night.

Loved this wee bay
Sunrise 🌄
Auntie Jac holding the sun ☀️
Me trying it ☀️
Me in the sunrise!
Morning sunrise selfie!

We decided to take the van out for an explore. It seems a shame to come this far and not visit the places I came when I was wee. I have to say I don’t really remember any of it.

We drove up past Traigh Beach 🏝 and this is the golf course club house. So cute with its wee Scotland flag 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
The silver sands of Morar was our first stop
Davy the Diver was the name of this boat!
Loved these rocks

The forecast today was for high winds and heavy rain but we were so lucky that it stayed dry until later in the afternoon.

We then drove up to Mallaig which is at the very end of the Road to the Isles.

CalMac’s Lord of the Isles just docked as we arrived
We went to the Bakehouse for breakfast. I had an Oat Latte and a croissant with cheese & mushroom. Soooo good.
Some cakes inside.
Sat outside and looked out at this view as we ate
Steven Seagull wanted a bit of our brekkie
Some coos for sale inside one of the gift shops. Love this pic!
Eigg to the left of me Rhum to the right!

We decided to take a drive round the side of Loch Morar. It was an amazing track!

We stopped in a lay-by to go and look at the Falls of Morar
The Falls of Morar
The Morar Viaduct above the falls
Then the sun came out! Such a heat in the sun ☀️
Looking to the viaduct – beautiful eh?!

We drove back round to the coast again and decided to explore Camusdarach Beach where they filmed Local Hero. It was stunning! At one point we were the only people on it.

Intrepid explorer!
Love these sad dune paths!
Nearly there!
Wow!
Camusdarach shelfie
Waterfall on the beach
Love these sand walls that are cut out by the water!
Peaty water!
Big waves!
Intrepid off up hills!
Was worth it for this view! Stunning beach!
This is the next beach along!
So peaceful
Another deep sandy dune path!
This is the next beach along – honestly this coastline is stunning!
I love these stripey rocks
Another wee inlet!
And the next one!
This is an actual path!!!
Back to Camusdarach

We headed back to the campsite after all our beach visits. My legs are really sore from the Fit Body Farm yesterday!

Then we got stuck in a Scottish traffic jam 🐑🐏🐑
I was lying down having a nap and looking at this out the window! I

Had a lovely wee nap though to be honest I spent a fair bit of time lying watching the tide come in. It’s fascinating to watch it edge in… surprisingly quickly. I looked out the other window and spotted this!!

Jumped out and ran down the beach like a maddie….

Wow!
The sun was shining on the rain
We went for a walk as the sun had come out again
Check us standing in the shadow under another rainbow!!
We sat outside and watched the sun set as Jac made Chicken tikka wraps for dinner
Tonight’s sunset!

So we’re back inside all cosied up now as it gets dark. We’ve seen so many different weathers and colours today. Everything Scotland has to offer. We didn’t get snow mind you.

Can highly recommend this stunning part of Scotland. The only sound just now is the click of our diesel heater. It’s like a heart beat.

I’ve missed my boy but I’ve had the best time exploring with Auntie Jac! And she’s been the best chef…. There’s a theme here eh?! I go travelling and get fed by everyone I travel with?!?!? 🤣🤣

Stay safe everyone 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

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