It is warm, 25 degrees celsius, when we leave Rotterdam on the Hull ferry at wednesday 10th May 2006. We look forward to going back to Scotland and specially Islay, but first we stay in Rhu house, Tarbert Kintyre, for two nights. The journey to Kintyre is magnificent. We travel through Teesdale and Northumberland, which is lovely with picturesque villages and remote valleys. That was quite a contrast to the busy roads through Glasgow but we manage to be in Tarbert on time and enjoy the hospitality at Rhu House. On Friday we did Arran with the little ferry from Claonaig to Lochranza and then it is finally Saturday. We have breakfast with people from North Wales, a lovely elderly couple who stay on Islay as well when we are there. The weather is still great and looks promising for the coming week.
Saturday 13th May
At 13.00 the ferry leaves from Kennacraig to Port Askaig, my favourite ferry if you ask me. I like to arrive travelling through the sound of Islay, passing MacArthurs head and the desolate north coast of Islay. The little beaches look inviting and quiet and on some of them I spot seals. As the sound of Islay narrows it is time for Dunlossit House just before the ferry arrives at Port Askaig..... Read more here