19 April. What do we do on the ferry crossings? Sleep and knit of course.We had another smooth sailing, this time from Stornoway to Ullapool.
|Barb and clicking needles|
Along the west coast the Assynt area is famous for hill walking and climbing munroes (mountains). It is mile after mile of rocks, beach, hills, water, heather, birds, gorse, and grazing sheep. This area has many kind of really old rock.
The road often narrows to one lane. The vehicle heading downhill pulls over in passing spot. Both drivers always give a wave of the hand in acknowledgment.
|Gorse in bloom|
Just outside of Durness, we visit Balnakeil Craft Village. www.durness.org/Balnakeil
Once a military base, it was taken over by hippies when the military left and now is inhabited by small shops and craft studios. A stop at Cocoa Mountain has become tradition. They specialize in truffles with unique flavours like strawberry, lemon pepper, and serve the most decadent hot chocolate. You can't miss this heavenly stop if you like chocolate. http://www.cocoamountain.co.uk/
|Marsha with a mug of the famous chocolate brew|