It has been a long time since Chris and I had time off away from home, we've hardly left Knapdale since we moved here 6 months ago and since the beavers were released I've scarcely had a day completely work free.
This week and next however, I am OFF WORK. That means that I haven't even replied to a single e-mail! Ha, now that's self discipline! To ensure that I stuck to this, we took the dogs off to a secret little spot somewhere near Campletown where there was no mobile reception, no TV, no Internet, no running water outside the streams and absolutely no talk of beavers!
We had a rare beautiful couple of days:
we walked miles across open countryside
caught crabs in the rock pools
Found a secret beach
with feral goats!
and a poignant reminder of the power of those waves.
We found beaches of fine white sand, and multicoloured pebbles.
Fabulous wild flower meadows
and golden eagles, a juvenile fox and this silky female slow worm.
All just an hour from home. Now why would we go anywhere else?