Notices
General Trip Reports Reports that don't fit in to the other categories

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 21 Aug 20, 09:57 PM  
Link to this Post
#1
mitch84
Imagineer
 
mitch84's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 06

mitch84's Reviews
Hotel Reviews: 1
Restaurant Reviews: 8
One mad woman and her dog, NC500 Aug 2020 - day 7 Ullapool to Lochcarron

I wake up just before my alarm at 7.30. Didnít hear a peep out of the hound last night. Heís definitely now a hotel kinda dog.
Pack everything up which is so much easier with the car parked right outside. Then I drive round for breakfast. Iím not really hungry but I do my best.

I nip to Tesco to get some car snacks and a birthday card for my niece, £8.80, then join the queue for the petrol station on the way out of the village. I decide to fill up just in case which comes to £21.23 at 119.8p.
We set off, and our first stop is the Corrieshalloch gorge which has an incredible suspension bridge. We have a wander about and snap some photos, then back to the car for us.

Itís then a detour to Mellon Udringle beach, this is up a single track road, I start to wonder if I have gone wrong, but I get there and itís beautiful. Max charges around and swims for ages.

I had noticed a field of sheep when we arrived, but what I stupidly hadnít noticed was the field had no fences. I turned round and Max was nose to nose with a rather large ram with horns bigger than me. They were just looking at each other. I screeched and grabbed him quick and we toddle back off to the car and back on the road.

There are some famous gardens at Inverewe which sound fab, but we canít take dogs in so we didnít stop.

About a mile or two before the village of Gairloch I hear some funny noises (followed by a funny smell) from the back seat. I quickly turn round and see a sea of vomit. Now anyone who knows me knows that I can deal with all the poo in the world, but Iím terrible with vomit. I think itís a belly full of sea water as normally he has a gut of iron. I quickly find a petrol station and pull in, finding somewhere to tie poor Max up I try to deal with the back seat. I throw the towel straight in the bin which caught most of it, but itís everywhere and he clearly is feeling really poorly and I canít set off yet. Leaving him tied up in the shade with some water I take the opportunity to jet wash the car as itís covered in bird poo and he eats his body weight in grass, then throws it all back up again. Feeling safe enough to set off, we literally make it to the next parking stop, and we limp on like this for some time. We get to the Victoria falls car park, and a short walk seems to do him a bit of good. The falls are lovely, but itís very very midgey.

A little further on we reach the shores of Loch Maree. Itís a lot less midgey here, so I sit on a rock next to the car, and he just potters about eating grass and paddling his feet in the water, and he seems to be a bit better. So we set off properly again.

We reach Torridon and decide not to stop for a drink, but plod on. The roads get very narrow but itís incredibly beautiful.

Arriving at our destination for the night, Lochcarron, I have a drive through the village, then head off to a tartan shop called Lochcarron weavers. I was looking for cushions or maybe a rug, but I end up buying DH a lovely woollen jumper thatís on sale at £40, guessed the sizes so fingers crossed.

I decide to leave the ruins of Strome castle for the morning, so we drive back to the Loch, and I spot a fish and chip van. Iíve had no lunch with vomit gate, so I just get a portion of chips, and I eat them on a bench looking out over the Loch, but then the rain starts so we go check in.

Now I must say the reviews of this place were terrible. But it was cheap, dog friendly and right where we needed to be, so I decided to take it with a pinch of salt.

Iím glad I did, the room does look a little dated, but itís clean, very friendly and Iím on the ground floor.

My room in Ullapool last night was dated too but cost £95, today was £55. I give him some water and a nap (but no tea as yet which causes some consternation) then we wander next door to the bar/restaurant when he has had a good rest.

The food looks fab. An older lady with her son orders the special of ribs, and Iím sold. I order a leek and goats cheese tart followed by the ribs, the food is a little dear, the starter alone is £9, but we are very remote and it is very tasty.

I would normally have had a helper with the ribs, but I didnít dare, so I got a lot of incredulous puppy stares. Instead a tiny portion of dry dog biscuits for him, and a glass of wine for me from the car, and an early night again.

Miles travelled in a car - 130
Amount spent - £73.93
__________________
Mitch xx

Edited at 10:20 PM.
mitch84 is online now Girl Mouse Click to view Members Trip Plans Add Member to Ignore List
Old 22 Aug 20, 12:05 AM  
Link to this Post
#2
Fuellady
VIP Dibber
 
Fuellady's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 12
Gorgeous beaches and beautiful views aplenty today. Poor Max, being so ill. And poor you, having to deal with it in the confines of the car.

Your meal at night looks lovely, if a little expensive and the room seems very spacious. I hope Max feels better in the morning.
Fuellady is offline Girl Mouse Click to view Members Trip Plans Add Member to Ignore List
Old 22 Aug 20, 09:38 AM  
Link to this Post
#3
Pumpkin Pie
Imagineer
 
Join Date: Sep 15
Have been enjoying your trip reports. We visited that area years ago - great beaches. The Inverewe are worth a visit.
Pumpkin Pie is offline Girl Mouse Click to view Members Trip Plans Add Member to Ignore List
Old 22 Aug 20, 10:24 AM  
Link to this Post
#4
Love*my*hols
VIP Dibber
 
Love*my*hols's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 06
Love your photos,even in the rain !
Love*my*hols is offline Girl Mouse Click to view Members Trip Plans Add Member to Ignore List
Old 22 Aug 20, 06:17 PM  
Link to this Post
#5
mitch84
Thread Starter
Imagineer
 
mitch84's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 06

mitch84's Reviews
Hotel Reviews: 1
Restaurant Reviews: 8
Originally Posted by Love*my*hols View Post
Love your photos,even in the rain !
No rain that day, just a bit grey in places 😂
__________________
Mitch xx
mitch84 is online now Girl Mouse Click to view Members Trip Plans Add Member to Ignore List
Old 22 Aug 20, 06:17 PM  
Link to this Post
#6
mitch84
Thread Starter
Imagineer
 
mitch84's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 06

mitch84's Reviews
Hotel Reviews: 1
Restaurant Reviews: 8
Originally Posted by Pumpkin Pie View Post
Have been enjoying your trip reports. We visited that area years ago - great beaches. The Inverewe are worth a visit.
Iím building a list of places I had to miss for if I ever go back 🥰
__________________
Mitch xx
mitch84 is online now Girl Mouse Click to view Members Trip Plans Add Member to Ignore List
Old 22 Aug 20, 06:20 PM  
Link to this Post
#7
mitch84
Thread Starter
Imagineer
 
mitch84's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 06

mitch84's Reviews
Hotel Reviews: 1
Restaurant Reviews: 8
Originally Posted by Fuellady View Post
Gorgeous beaches and beautiful views aplenty today. Poor Max, being so ill. And poor you, having to deal with it in the confines of the car.

Your meal at night looks lovely, if a little expensive and the room seems very spacious. I hope Max feels better in the morning.
Thankfully heís feeling a lot better! Gave me a bit of a scare, especially being so far away from home
__________________
Mitch xx
mitch84 is online now Girl Mouse Click to view Members Trip Plans Add Member to Ignore List
Old 22 Aug 20, 10:36 PM  
Link to this Post
#8
christybell
Imagineer
 
christybell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 08
Oh poor Max (and poor you). I had a similar situation with a child lol... not fun!

So pleased Max recovered and you managed to carry on. Some amazing beaches on the West coast and Loch Carron really is lovely
__________________

July 2009 ASM/TI/Hmew'd Suites
August 2010 OKW/Dibb villa
July2011 OKW/RPR/Cocoa Beach/Dibb Villa
July 2012 RPR/Carnival Destiny/Dibb Villa
July 2013 OKW/Anna Maria Island/Dibb Villa
Nov 2013 Sunset Lakes- my 40th Birthday
April 2014 Cruise and Villa
April 2015 Clearwater/RPR/Dibb Villa
Dec 2015 Dibb Villa to see the Xmas lights
July 2016 RPR/Cruise/Dibb villa
christybell is offline Girl Mouse Click to view Members Trip Plans Add Member to Ignore List
Old 11 Oct 20, 08:50 PM  
Link to this Post
#9
Loopylooloo
VIP Dibber
 
Loopylooloo's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 13
Poor Max (and you for having to clear it up) glad he recovered quickly.

Loch Maree looks so beautiful! You did a lot each day, and have had some great meals too. Hope DH liked his jumper. 😊
Loopylooloo is offline Girl Mouse Click to view Members Trip Plans Add Member to Ignore List
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 09:18 PM.


Powered by vBulletin - Copyright © 2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Latest News
Posted in Disney Park Tickets
On 20th November 4:14pm
Park Hopper Option Returns to Walt Disney World Resort on Jan. 1, 2021As the phased reopening of Walt... Read More »
Posted in epcot
On 20th November 11:29am
As part of the D23 Fantastic Worlds Celebration, Disney shared details about the historic transformation... Read More »
Posted in Walt Disney World
On 27th October 3:18pm
Walt Disney World has announced that their entrance gateways to Walt Disney World are about... Read More »

theDIBB Menu


Exchange Rates
US Dollar Rates
CaxtonFX  $1.3024
Covent Garden FX  $1.3217
FAIRFX  $1.3100
John Lewis  $1.3157
M&S  $1.2924
Post Office  $1.2902
Sainsburys  $1.3082
TESCO  $1.3093
Travelex  $1.3048
Updated: 20:00 26/11/2020
Euro Rates
CaxtonFX  €1.0930
Covent Garden FX  €1.1083
FAIRFX  €1.1050
John Lewis  €1.1021
M&S  €1.0829
Post Office  €1.0807
Sainsburys  €1.0968
TESCO  €1.0967
Travelex  €1.0931
Updated: 20:00 26/11/2020

DIBB Premium Membership
Did you know you can help support theDIBB with Premium Membership?

Check out this link for more information and benefits, such as...

"No adverts on theDIBB Forums"

Upgrade Now