Tuesday, 24 August 2010

On the top!

Well since last signing in we have driven for 16 hours ish with breaks and a couple of hours kip above Glencoe, The 'lad' and I are having some 'us' time, bonding time before he goes off to University and We both no longer have the time, we have arrived here in Castletown on the North coast of Scotland , not far from John O Groats and have managed to get a room in a Hotel here (most are packed with tourists so we were lucky to find a room to die in!

Its an unassuming little place the Castletown hotel but it is clean and homely, the manager Andrew is very friendly and helpful, and the room comes  with a BATH, and lashings of red hot water, yesssss! The food smells good too, something to eat a couple of drinks and we' will be set up for a nights blissful kip, if you care here are afew pics taken on the way (the weather was atrocious most of the way)






This is the real rainbows end to our travelling though The Castletown Hotel, Castletown, if any of you Scottish bloggers are around here we will be in the bar all evening and would love to buy you a drink if you turn up!

7 comments:

Amusing Bunni said...

Hi Indy, I'm happy I was on the blog rolls now and saw this! Your pics are SUPER, you should make a travelogue book. I'm so jealous, it looks like the best vacation ever. Have the best time ever, I know you will.

Thanks for posting these.

Corrugated Soundbite said...

Just my luck to be from West Ruislip. I'm enjoying the pics though ;-)

Drink 'em under the table, old boy!

Anonymous said...

Hope the weather holds off while you're there mate.

I'm very familiar with the other side, Cape Wrath, spent weeks up on the Head - live firing exercises. Climbed Ben Hope, well I say climb, we used to run up it to show off (Commandos, eh)

Have a great hol with your lad and keep the photos coming - brings back memories :)

Steve

Barking Spider said...

Bloody hell, Indy, all that fresh air will kill you, mate - better have a fag...... quick!

Indyanhat said...

Are you kidding Spidey!, teaching the kid to drive!...chain smoking the whole way, little bugger has probably got such badly damaged health he will sue me!
Steve, will try to post some more shots, want to make a little fllmette with music to put on You tube or GOTS new site maybe so will be a few days away at least!

Bunnny, I am glad you enjoyed the pics and have seen a bit of the place I think of as 'home' ...

tris said...

Absolutely fantastic pics.

And isn't it great to have a son and dad relationship like you two must have to want to spend a holiday together...

You are so lucky....

Have a great time. You'll remember this all your life.

Indyanhat said...

Tris, glad you liked the pics, he's a good lad and we do have a reasonable relationship but "want" to spend time on holiday with me? probably more to do with wanting a driving license LOL! Still whatever, we did have a few fun moments!