First trip of 2021, Morvich C&MC Site.


This is the first trip of 2021, so that makes it 1/2021 living in my caravan. I was last out touring on the 7th of October last year, when I had a 4 night stay in Melrose. The restrictions started to tighten, and I decided just to 'throw in the towel' for that years touring. It was just becoming nothing more than hassle.

We then entered a 'lockdown' of sorts on Boxing Day 2020 and 4 months later, we are now allowed to visit caravan sites. I've been waiting for this day for a long time. I don't think anybody forecast that we'd be stuck in the limbo for that length of time, and like many others, I'd used the down time to book sites using my best guess as to when we could tour again. This led to weekly cancellations and rescheduling as the dates emerged. So, I had been booked to tour from the beginning of March and ended up changing or cancelling around 7 trips.

Roll on the 26th April 2021. I hitched up my Puck following it's winter layup and make over, and headed away around 0930. It just felt great to be out towing with this cracking little van.

The roads were fairly quiet, the towing was going great. Headed through Coupar Angus, to Dunkeld and onto the A9. Got as far as Blair Atholl then this 'convoy system' of roadworks. I sat here for 20mins waiting for the lights to change along with a huge queue behind. Probably added about 40mins to the journey.

After passing through the works, headed up the A9 to Dalwhinnie, then took the A86 cross country, stopping at Creag Meagaidh NNR. A great walk and a chance for the dogs to stretch their legs.

Stopped at Laggan Dam for a wee photo chance.

We continued along the A86 to Spean Bridge to join the A82, heading north, then turning off at Invergarry onto the Skye road, the A87.

Stopped at our regular dog walk stop at the Ciste Dubh.

The River Garry was in full flow.

The weather was surprisingly good, a bit showery but nice bright interludes.

Continued on our way, stopping just beyond the Glen Garry viewpoint for a nice panoramic.

Finally arrived in Morvich C&MC Site around 1500, and found a nice wee private pitch giving me enough room for my awning, which I'll pitch when it gets dryer.

I've been to this site in Kintail and I know all the local dog walks. Took the dogs on a nice Forest Walk in nearby Inverinate which gives spectacular views over the 'five sisters' of Kintail.

So, in summary I am absolutely delighted to be out and about.


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