Day 1083 the clocks spring forward and ROADTRIP!!!! 🚐🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

Check our little photoshoot this morning!

We got the 3 of them lined up with our backwards clock so Craig could do a FB post for his business page. Freya just didn’t get the sit straight up memo!

Funnily enough the backwards clock was already at the right time without moving it forward…. 🤦🏻‍♀️😂 shows how much we try to read that eh?!? Been an hour out for the whole of winter! It is very difficult to figure out, it seemed like a good idea when we first saw it in someone else’s house. It’s now the most pointless thing as we have to discuss the time we think it is, after we’ve looked at it! 😂

So after a lot of thinking I’ve finally decided to head away overnight. Craig has loads to do over the next few days and I know I’d be climbing the walls stuck at home with no real plans. Since I only work 4 days a week at Tartan, I only get 13 floating days to pick from over the year. I need to make the most of them.

Current view at time of writing. Very dramatic. Waiting on snow that’s forecast.

I don’t think there’s enough signal to get a huge amount of photos loading tonight.

I’m on the Invercoe campsite on the banks of Loch Leven in Glencoe. I’m all the way up here!

I cleaned out the van this morning, just emptied all the drawers and cupboards and put a fair bit of it back in 😂 and set off about 10.30am.

I’ve honestly been really excited and nervous in equal measures today. I didn’t have to come this far, could have stayed somewhere more local but honestly, if you’re going to do Scotland in a mini trip, it’s Loch Lomond, Glencoe and Oban for me, every time. It’s just a bit out my comfort zone these days after everything that’s gone wrong with the van recently.

I was going to make so many stops along the way but actually only stopped to “spend a penny” as Gran would say. Turns out that spending a penny costs you 50p these days in Luss…. And you flash your bank card at the turnstile now. Who knew?!? It was a 20p coin in a slot last time I popped past. Guess the new machine cost more… and they’ll have charges for card payments to cover.

The drive up the side of Loch Lomond is just out of this world. Ben Lomond is covered in snow. I have no photos as I was driving, obviously. It really has to be seen to be believed.

It’s a really narrow, windy road that does give me the odd fright every now and then. The “what if” anxiety runs away with me at times.

I say all that and I’ve been totally fine all day. Hardly a car on the road in front of me, or behind me and any point in time. It’s a great time to travel. Most people are heading south on a Sunday.

Then finally heading across the Rannoch Moor.

Here she is at Buachaille Etive Mor, the mountain at the head of Glen Etive.

I stopped again at Glencoe Falls also known as the Meeting of Three Waters. These waters form the River Coe.

This is the road into the Glen. It’s so narrow and windy and yet once you’re in the Glen it opens into a huge expanse with high mountains all around you.

The next photos are Aonach Dubh, Beinn Fhada and Gearr Aonach, the Three Sisters or Bidean nam Bian of Glencoe.

I then drove round to the campsite. We’ve stayed in Glencoe on and off for years and yet never knew this one existed until my friend Evelyn recommended it. I am in a spot right on the water front.

I set up and walked straight into Glencoe. I picked the wee craft, gift and coffee shop and had a scone with butter and homemade jam and a decaf oat milk latte. I sat outside as it was quite mild in the sun.

I walked into Glencoe village and popped into the local shop to pick up some food for dinner.

The Pap of Glencoe (Sgorr na Ciche) reaches a height of 2,434 feet (742 meters). It can be seen from all around Glencoe.

I walked up to the Glencoe Lochan. Wow. It was beautiful today. So calm and peaceful and the perfect mirror image.

I’ve done 15,000 steps today. Been back at the van for the last few hours trying to get photos to load. One of the three sisters just doesn’t want to be published at all 😂😂😂

It’s been pretty windy despite a really calm forecast. It’s tried to snow and it seems to be calming down now. I’m expecting a brighter sunset if the forecast comes true.

I’ve also had an amber alert for Aurora Borealis… how good would that be?!? If I can stay awake long enough for it to get dark!

It 6.45pm and the sun isn’t due to set for another hour yet. LOVE the lighter nights.

Will leave you with me at the Lochan. Got a couple to take my photo after I’d taken one of them.

And current view, taken from inside the van!! I am so very lucky to be able to do this.


Stay safe everyone 🚐🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿♥️

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