This is night No.12/2019 living in my caravan. Now at the Glencoe C&CC Site near Glencoe Village.

I was keen to get away after the Easter Break. I try and avoid the busier times when touring, unless I go to CL's. I did manage to get a lot done during the 'down time' though. I sold my old trusty 320GT to a couple from Lilliesleaf, got fitted for and ordered a kilt for my daughters wedding, welcomed the arrival of a new grandson, and done a bit of puppy sitting! A busy few weeks!

Glencoe fitted the bill for this first trip after Easter. I'm actually a direct descendant of the MacDonalds of Glencoe. My Great-Grandmother was a Glencoe MacDonald, probably born here around 1870. She went on to meet a Irishman and hence my family name, Gillespie.

I've been to Glencoe hundreds of times. I had work business in Kinlochleven, passed through loads of times, and climbed all the high tops here whilst compleating my round of the Munros. I've stayed at this site a good few times too.

The weather was fine on the way here. A bit of a long stretch for the dogs, probably took me around 4hrs. I was delayed between Tyndrum and here by a crawler of a motorhome which seemed to be travelling between 30-40mph all the way. Pain in the arse!

The site hasn't changed at all. Right next door to the NTS Visitor Centre.

Surprisingly, the site was quite busy. I would estimate around 85% full?

Last time I was here, the toilet block was a bit dismal. The ceiling was covered in mould. However, over winter the C&CC must have spent some cash (a rare occurrence) and painted it over.

A lot of folk on their holidays at the moment. Wonder how many are parents/grandparents having a break after babysitting all Easter!

Great dog walk straight through a gate from the site into a forest.

Looks like 'rigs' under these old trees.

One of a pair of ruins, apparently in the area where the massacre took place.

A sheep pen?

The weather improved as I headed west, and it's a fine evening. Should be a good west coast/island tour.


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