This is night No.15/2019 living in my caravan, and my second night at Morvich C&MC Site near Inverinate in Kintail.

Woke very early, and took the dogs a walk along River Croe, right next to the site. The broom was out, and it's a good, if short, dog walk.

After breakfast, I took the dogs for a walk in Ratagan Forest. It is a great elevated route above the village of Ratagan and Loch Duich.

Really atmospheric looking across the glen to the cloudy Five Sisters of Kintail.

Looking down to the forestry work ongoing on the lower slopes of the forest.

After lunch, we headed out to Inverinate Woods. Not FC, but a very old managed plantation almost entirely surrounded by high deer fence, probably as much for the wild goats as the red deer in this area.

A good but continually uphill route!

Returned to the van to research the next stop on our tour. This is very much a last trip to the west coast of the year due to the midges and the tourists. The roads are already busy here with traffic travelling to Skye, and the number of freeloading 'wild camping' motorhomes is alarming. You can hardly visit anywhere without coming across these folk simply taking advantage of legislation and rules aimed at a completely different scenario.

I was (and suppose 'am') very keen to visit the Hebrides again, but I just can't seem to square everything I need. Some sites have no facilities (including water?), some have no waste facilities (water and chemical), and some are on working crofts or bird reserves where dogs are an issue. Again, the pricing structure on ferries and the facilities for touring is certainly geared very much towards motorhomes and not caravans, so I think I'll probably just head somewhere on the mainland where I can relax, get the facilities I need, and let my dogs have really good walks.

After an afternoon of research (!), headed back towards Balmacara and walked around And Hill to the viewpoint over Loch Alsh.

Nice area to walk.

A (poor) zoomed picture of Kirkton, where Kinlochsheil were playing their first Shinty match of the season.


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