And we’re off again…. This time it’s the 5 of us and it only took us a whole lot of hours to be ready to leave.
We’re in the Touareg this time and have brought the tent. Abbie the Campervan, who is just 200 miles shy of 100,000 miles on the clock, is having a rest at home. I’m having a rest in the passenger seat and it’s lovely to be chauffeur driven!!
Of course we woke up to the first frost of 2021…. Yay! Let’s go and sleep outside tonight shall we?!?
I’m feeling good, if you can’t tell. I am calm despite loads of triggers this morning. The delay in getting away, the amount of stuff we seem to have but I’m good. Craig might say I never helped pack but I stayed out the way at critical times when things may have overwhelmed me and spent time hanging washing and loading the dishwasher! The result is a calm and happy wife. What’s not to love?!?
So we left at 11.35 precisely.
Our first stop was Faskally just north of Pitlochry where we stopped to walk the dogs. Wow. What an unexpected surprise!
We arrived at our campsite just outside Nairn about 4pm. This guy is in a field literally 500 yards from us!
After I took a million pics of the coos, I took the dogs for a walk in to the pond.
As we were setting up the tent I realised that the sun was already starting to set.
Look at the colours in the sky. It was a lovely sunset.
Here we are all set up in the sunset!
As we worked I just ran about taking photos. It was beautiful.
I cooked dinner…… did you hear that?!? Yeah I actually cooked fish fajitas.
That’s our first camping night dinner tradition. They were super tasty… the dogs want some!
There was much woo woo woo-big from Freya. To be fair the Alpacas must have seen the dogs and came down to investigate.. 3 against 3! The two white ones are now lying in the field next us… guarding their land! 🦙 🦙
I took the dogs back in for another run round the pond and took this next pic with my head torch on…
Sunset over the pond is lovely!
The moon is stunning tonight too. This next pic looks really spooky.
I’ve had the best day. I’m so proud of my mood and most of my reactions today. I am calm and truly appreciating the moment. Every moment today for what it is. There have been some very special moments… I have never been that close to a highland coo!!!
So we’re sitting outside in front of the wood burning stove, the stars are outcast the moon is moody and I just had an alcohol free Eden Mill gin in a can with Rose Lemonade. Lovely!
More exploring tomorrow.
Stay safe everyone 🔥🔥🔥 and stay warm!