We set off at 6am on Saturday 12th April in the old Land Rover for the 400+ mile journey to Tighnabruaich, Argyll, Scotland. We arrived at the Lodge eleven hours later, it had been a fun journey with Richard Jacq and the girls leaving home at 8.30am [ in a faster car!] playing catch up with us. Having just bought a new phone I managed to text Abigail back and forth all the while on the trip, it was great fun and passed the journey quickly.
Our destination was Carry Farm where we had booked two four berth lodges next to each other. The girls spent the week flitting from one to the other, especially Eleanor!
This was the sight we saw on our first evening...
|The end of the rainbow over our lodges|
|A double rainbow|
It was a very restful holiday with walks along the shore, Chris and Richard taking some major long hikes, and lots of evening game playing. I found a jigsaw in the cupboard and could not resist it, I cannot remember the last time I did a jigsaw.
|playing board games|
|Working on a jigsaw|
|Patting Barney the Donkey|
|Lambs born on Carry Farm the first night we were there|
The views everywhere were just spectacular. Our site overlooked the Isle of Bute and many yachts and other sea craft sailed up and down between the island and mainland.
|Some yachts enjoying the sea|
The last day was Good Friday so the girls had an Easter Egg hunt with lots of eggs being hidden in both lodges and some outside, I hid 46 in our lodge so Jacq probably hid even more in their lodge. The girls loved it and when they thought they had found them all [ at this point Jacq and I could not remember where we had put them all!] they divided them up.
|Abigail trying the water temperature|
|Father and son|
|Dividing up the Easter eggs|
|Hunting for missing eggs|
|Five lambs were born while we were there|