Thursday, 25 July 2013
On the move again...
We saw this little chap on our final full day in the Hebrides this year - he's a juvenile Stonechat, cute eh? We always try to do something where we can just drink in the landscape around us on that final day, and it usually involves some sort of walk, and if possible a beach as well. All the things we love best about the fantastic Western Isles, crammed into a few short hours (before we head to the pub, naturally!) It's always a wrench as the holiday draws to a close, but oddly enough it's got less so as the years have gone on - we know now that we'll be returning - in fact next year's accommodation is already booked and a deposit paid!
We;re going to be having another "relocation" as by the time we came to book The Moorings (all of a few weeks after we got back this year!) someone else had already booked one of our chosen weeks. *sigh* So back to the drawing board of trying to find somewhere in an area we wanted to stay in, at a price we could afford. Most places with any amount of character are way above our price range, and a lot of the places that are within our budget aren't necessarily places we want to stay - we were set on being on North Uist for example - had we wanted to swap to one of the other islands our options would have increased significantly. After a bit (well, ok, quite a LOT) of trawling through endless websites, and quite a few email enquiries, we found a lovely looking renovated traditional croft-house over on the west coast. It's only about three miles from the pub, which HAS to be an advantage, and is in an area we really love. (No, not ONLY because it's near the pub - tsk!). One of its major plus points is that it's walking distance from some stunning beaches - can't argue with that!