There’s lots to do within a days drive in Ireland but it does rain a lot!
Dublin, the capital of Ireland is on the river Liffey. The Droichead Na Life or Halfpenny Bridge is famous but just one of twenty one that cross the river.
If you go to John ‘O Groats you need to go to Lands End don’t you?
Heligan has two hundred acres of woodland walks, walled gardens, formal gardens and jungle. What more could you want on a pleasant autumn day? Continue reading
Our hotel in Gairloch turned out not to be the greatest. Despite being expensive our room was cold and a bit miserable so we went to find the local Chinese and ate it in the car. Breakfast was nice though with waiter service and we set of for our last day of the NC 500 very full.
We spent the night in a beautiful B&B in Scourie. There is even a fish and chip van near the shops for a quick hot super but in the morning we needed to get a move on so taking the rhubarb muffins our B & B host gave us we set off for the days adventures.
Wick is a good place to stop for the night. At the top of the A9 its only sixteen miles from John O’Groats due to be our first stop of the day.
I had been thinking about a road trip for a while- I thought the Pan-American Highway or maybe the Pacific Coast Highway Tom Petty sang about. But when I put the idea to JP although he agreed it was a good idea he decided on the NC 500. JP likes to drive on the right (left!) side of the road so we planned a trip to Scotland. Continue reading
A new favourite and its not a museum! This one surprised me as it was just somewhere to fill a spare day and we absolutely loved it. As a fan of dolls houses I like all things miniature but this place is significantly better then the standard rather grubby and tatty model village.
On our way up to Scotland to drive the NC 500 a stop on the Northumberland coast gave us the chance to visit Lindisfarne at last.