Another day of my holiday has passed and it has been fabulous!
First up was Glenfinnan – I trekked up the hill for a better view…
I took a few pictures – of the Harry Potter viaduct too – but Internet connection is scuppering my ability to share more with you…is that a sigh of relief I hear?! It was bloody freezing and I turned blue so had to head back down to the car fairly quickly, but I did perch up there for a while to take it all in.
We then headed off to Morar – Silver Sands…
…which is a favourite location for us. The dog adores it there! We had a tiny stroll…just down to the water for me as it was raining and I was freezing. Also, there were a few dogs running around and our dog had to stay on the lead so it wasn’t as much fun…I couldn’t watch her bounding in and out of the water!
Mallaig was as it usually is when we visit…windy and grey but beautiful. I managed to remember the names of the islands you can see as you enter Mallaig…first up isn’t really an island, but Ardnamurchan point, then it’s Eigg, Rum, and Skye. It’s just such a gorgeous drive there with stunning scenery. I can’t wait to get in a kayak and explore the area with Mr WLB. I did get pictures…but they aren’t downloading.
Then we headed back through the hills towards Strontian and I found a little gem of a place – in fact, I was driving along and suddenly saw a sign for Ardshealach Smokehouse…and had just found out that the one I was planning on visiting had closed…so Mr WLB has the imprint of the windscreen on his forehead now as I slammed the brakes on so hard! I was so overly excited…yes, I still very much have food issues!
They were lovely people – a German couple who moved here about nine years ago. We chatted for a while and I bought some smoked meats and salmon. They also had smoked cheeses…which looked delicious – my Mum bought some of them for her and my aunt to try – but I am keeping away from the cheese as it’s a big passion of mine! If you are ever in the area – Glenuig, Lochailort – then check them out. I was also overly excited to find out that they have online orders and deliver…I feel that this is going to become a new addiction!
With the car all packed up with smoked goodies, we headed towards home. The drive is amazing, but the roads are twisty and turny and fecking interesting to drive along! It’s great driving country…although I had left my sunblind sticking out at a funny angle and applied the brakes sharp on a single track road as someone rounded the bend at speed…I have a red line across my forehead and almost couldn’t drive for giggling at my own stupidity!
When we got to Kingairloch Mr WLB and I checked out the church that we would like to get married in – one day…he always adds the ‘one day’ part! It’s quaint and old and lovely…and understated…we don’t want a huge fuss so it is ideal for us.
When we got back to the cottage, Mr WLB and I headed over to the gym. I had a great workout followed by a relaxing Pilates session.
Tonight is going to be an early one, with more of my Jack Reacher / Lee Child book to enjoy, before I head to Aviemore tomorrow to meet a lovely blog reader again!
Breakfast: Boiled eggs and a banana.
A gorgeous food day! My usual brekkie, followed by a grab’n’go lunch – chicken, fruit salad, cherry tomatoes, nuts, and cheese. Dinner was lovely – crab claws, prawns, muscles, and smoked salmon – with grilled veggies. I wasn’t really hungry after that lot…but the smoked meat was calling me from the fridge, so I decided to take some of my own advice…enjoy myself and indulge whilst on holiday…and so used 7 syns for a couple of Ryvita with some garlic and herb cheese and smoked ham!
Exercise: 10 minutes hill climbing, 10 minutes treadmill, 10 minutes exercise bike, 10 minutes rowing machine, and 45 minutes of Pilates.
Thank you for reading,
Weight Loss Bitch xxx