After reading about the Treehouse camping we were clearly bitten by the glamping bug, so we decided to conclude the summer camping season in style last weekend and spend a night in a wigwam!
Corwin's first mini holiday had been spent in one at Applecross campsite at just 8 weeks old, so we thought it was about time to do it again. We would have loved to return there, but for just one night that was a bit too far, so we once again chose Gairloch as destination.
We arrived mid-afternoon, just in time to get settled into our little wooden wigwam, called Staffin, before heading out for a few hours of daylight beach fun. Corwin had brought his balance bike and it was the perfect place for some biking fun. He has gotten very fast over the last few months so catching up with him as he zoomed over the grass, into the dunes and on to the beach was challenging.
He had also taken all his monster trucks on the trip – his new Blow Fish PaddlePak was just perfect for them. Like others I am full of praise for it! Great material and a really good shape that does not get in the way of moving about. The big beach was quite deserted so there was plenty of space for building a huge and exciting monster truck arena, incorporting all those things you find on the beach. In the end we had razor clam jump, feather corner, the rocky straight, shell bend… and good fun staging a little freestyle event.
After some more biking fun (much easier to escape the waves when you are on wheels) we explored the fabulous playpark before heading back to the wigwam for heating up the stew we brought for dinner. To add to the perfect evening it stayed nearly midge free, so we could enjoy our dinner outside on the picnic table in peace! We could not resist a sunset walk on the beach before settling down around the campfire we had prepared earlier. We just about fitted in playing some games in the cosy wigwam before it was sleeping-bag-time - and very nice it was on our soft sleeping platforms! Can't beat a bit of comfort occasionally!
We woke up to stunning weather in the morning, which meant we had the most amazing scenic drive home. Another great microholiday for us!
About the Author
About Me & Mine
Monika (an Austrian in Scotland), Stewart (a true Highlander) and Corwin (8), plus 2 dogs and 5 cats. We live on a woodland croft in the parish of Assynt, in the far North West Highlands of Scotland.
Favourite place in the world:
Home - we are lucky to have mountains and beaches on our doorstep and Scotland generally; but we also love the mountains in my native Austria and have a soft spot for California, where we spent our honeymoon.
Favourite things to do outdoors:
Explovering (our personal term for exploring and discovering) mountains, lochs and beaches, camping, foraging, star gazing, Geocaching, developing our already wonderful woodlands into a magic place to share with family, friends and neighbours and fishing.