Over the Easter weekend I went to visit my parents in Scotland again on the Isle of Mull. The last time I went up I got the sleeper Megabus Gold and only booked off one day from work, so I could work out how viable an option both of these were. As it turned out, they weren’t particularly. So this time around I took advantage of having 2 days already off work and tried the Caledonian Sleeper up to Glasgow instead of the Coach. As I left it pretty late I booked a seat, rather than a bed due to cost. I think next time I’ll go for a bed… the seats weren’t that great and leaving the light on overnight? Nah.
Anyway, just as with the coach the transition in Glasgow went smoothly. As did the always splendid train journey from Glasgow to Oban, on which I spent some time writing up a recipe and some details on Cake Care Package. What became apparent was that the weather was getting murkier as we went North. This did however, lead to one of the eeriest ferry crossings I have had. With thick, low-lying fog and no wind the visibility was poor, but the water almost like a sheet of glass. As I’m used to this being an often choppy crossing it made an interesting change, as well as for some more unusual views.
It also set the tone for why I love going up so much. The weather and scenery of Mull/Scotland is so changeable that it’s never the same, and also it’s a great place to lose yourself away from technology and have some good quality me time.
This particular weekend my sister, her husband as well as my aunt and uncle were all visiting in addition to myself, which lead to a busy and full house. It also meant that we had a number of things planned in and I had a fairly major baking project I was keen to undertake. I’ll be putting up my Chocolate Carrot Cake East Nest over the next few days.
As I arrived just after lunchtime on the Friday we kept that day fairly simple and just pottered to a local beach. The next two days involved full walks, which will be blogged separately.