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So the plan was to break the eleven hour journey to Skye with a good nights sleep. As you will know from the previous blog, our last drive to Scotland was epic, however by the end of it we were, shall we say, somewhat delirious. Having stayed at the caravan park at Westmorland previously, and managing to secure a good last minute rate, we decided to stop for the night just past junction 38 on the M6. It doesn't sound very appealing, but is actually quite ...
We then went back down the hillside, driving very carefully so as not to slide into the side of the rock bridge on the one lane road. We headed toward the shore of the lake and could see the mountain on the other side. Everything about the area was so pretty. We spent a bit of time looking around at the lakes edge before retreating to the car to head to the hotel for the evening. Only a couple of hours of driving time and we would be in ...
... town surrounding the edges of it with plenty of shopping and food. We walked around the main dock area where they had daily cruises and boats for rent. Since the weather was starting to get rainy and windy, we opted out of the cruise but did walk around and take pictures. They even sold duck food since there were ducks and swans all around the area and they knew about the food, they followed you! I tried to get a picture with ...
... of rain, so people are happy there will be a good harvest this year. The main issues now are with security, we have quite a bit of expensive equipment with the solar and the water tank etc. We need to repair and replace some of the boundary fencing, and gate, which is broken. We would like to plant a fast growing hedge around the boundary as well. We would also really like to paint the community centre in order to protect the cement and doors etc.
I departed Oxenholme station in late afternoon, after waving my family goodbye I settled into the first stage of my long journey across the world.
After several hours on the virgin train from the north I arrived in
london at Euston, I crossed to Notting hill gate to meet natascha, my
first host of the long trip! She showed me around the area of london
where she lives and we went for a cheeky pint in a lovely little pub.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking