I’ve had one hell of a drive from the Highlands of Scotland to the Mediterranean. It’s proved to be well worth the diesel. I’m sitting in my fake leopard skin mankini soaking up the sun, an ice cold beer in one hand and a good pair of binoculars in the other gazing out over the azure waters of Loch Broom and studying the birds. Dream on you fool, dream on. The ladies are not sunbathing but they are topless or as near as they get to topless round Ullapool. They have only got three layers on and have discarded the duvet jackets and waterproofs.
I have been to Ullapool twice before. Once by road on my way to Kylesku and once by sea. I came in for bunkering on my way to Scalloway. Both previous visits left me totally underwhelmed. This time, though not blown away by the town, I can see it has possibilities. It has the ferry to the Outer Isles and sunshine.
I’m here tomorrow so will get out early. I’ll catch the town bathed in the early morning fog. Think I’m joking?….wait and see.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend.