I was just thinking that I really should book the ferry to Stornoway this week for our summer trip when I started to remember our first camping trip to the Islands.
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My idea of a great canoeing trip is to go on a journey, recreating as much of a sea kayaking experience as possible. The boys’ idea of a great canoeing trip is to canoe round the corner, find a beach, have a ‘picnic’, and then canoe back. Fortunately, a canoeing trip to Castle Stalker managed to float all our boats.
Sometimes, being a mother is like being a detective: you have to decipher lots of clues to work out what’s going on. So it was when Little Brother asked if we to go ‘to the place with the moat’. Given that we were actually in Cornwall at the time, once I’d put my ‘little grey cells’ to work and deduced that he meant ‘St Michaels’ Mount’, it was very easy to make a small boy very happy indeed.
I was inspired by a fellow Ambassador’s blog that pondered why we don’t go and visit the exciting places that are right on our doorstep. I’ve been guilty of that so many times over so many house moves!
We were down in Coventry for a wedding and had a couple of hours to spare. So we did what we always do when we are somewhere new and turned too our trusty National Trust and English Heritage guides for some inspiration. We were in luck just down the road was a castle and not just any old castle, a whopping big Kenilworth castle.
A week after visiting Ecclesgreig Castle for the Scottish Snowdrop Festival, we had to try another: Dunninald Castle, near Montrose. Although it was the second weekend in March, it felt like the middle of winter. This meant that for most of our time exploring, we were the only ones there. How exciting!