We took a chance today.
Kind of risky for us straight edge people.
Since we were in the middle of nowhere, Scotland (AKA Inverie) we had to travel via two ferries and two buses to arrive at our next destination.
As the bunkhouse we stayed at was run by a married couple, there wasn’t much communication about checkout and travel plans.
This is where the chance taking kicks in.
The only ferry out of the town was at 8:15am.
We waited on our married bunkhouse owners until about 10 till 8. I tried knocking on what I thought was their door a couple of times, but no answer.
So, we took a chance. I found a piece of printer paper, wrote them a quick note and tallied up how much we owed them. I folded the money into the paper and placed it inside of her laptop that was sitting out.
To this day, it still bothers me not knowing if she received it. I am 95% sure she did, but not completely sure. I need to let it go, but this chance taking stuff is for the birds. To stressful!
We hardly made our ferry… To the point where the ferry man (that’s an occupation right?) was yelling “Run, Lassie, Run. This ain’t your daddy’s yacht,” in his thick, Scottish accent. Once on the boat, he was showing Josh the Minky Whales off the back on the boat. He said to Josh “Don’t show these to the Chinese. They’ll kill ‘em.”
These Scottish folks have a serious sense of humor…
We traveled from Inverie to Mallaig, where we caught another, larger ferry to Armadale. From Armadale, we caught a bus to Skye and then Skye to Eileen Dunnan Castle.
We had made the decision to visit the castle on our way to our hotel, as we didn’t have much planned for the day. The castle was rebuilt and renovated in the 1930’s. It was very neat. I tend to think that anything other than hiking would have been neat that day.
Super strange observation while there: They had a lot of recently framed photos of families sitting in some of the bedrooms? Any ideas on why??
Once finished at the castle, we caught a bus to our hotel for the evening. We stayed at The Kintail Lodge and enjoyed a great dinner (beef stew and a seafood pasta) plus a great night of rest.
We had to be a bit patient for the next part of our trip, as they weren’t arriving until after lunch. With Josh’s knee still aching, we kept our exploring light, but still were able to enjoy some local views.