It was surprisingly difficult to exercise the patience required to wait for the tide to go out completely. And so basically no one did. We all lined up on the beach and as the tide drifted slowly away from shore, we would all inch forward. But of course the tide doesn’t go out linearly, and so quite often a wave would come back, soak the causeway, and dampen everyone’s footwear/ankles/pant legs causing much ruckus. My traveling companion did not find this as amusing as I did.
Go to visit the Forks, the indoor market and food court that is lively and full of young people and single people and families spending time together. Have a donut and a coffee at Fools and Horses. Have an amazing meal at Passero and eat everything.
The house is old. And big. 3 storeys, five bedrooms, and some very unusual decor choices. But the basement is better than many in old houses I’ve toured, and generally the interior doesn’t need gutting. The outside has been let go a bit, and therefore will need some work once the snow melts. But overall, not awful.
Inverness is a relatively small city but thought of as the Capital of the Scottish Highlands. It is perhaps not on everyone’s ‘must see’ list when in the country. But that doesn’t mean it should be neglected. Not only is it a lovely city in its own right, but it makes a great base from which to visit other, smaller towns. These five easy day trips from Inverness are really just the beginning of what you could see using Inverness as a base. And, all are accessible using public transit – no car needed.
When I was choosing which city to stay in, I received completely contradictory perspectives from locals. The younger people I spoke to said Bristol was super cool, funky, and like a smaller version of London with lots of places to go out at night, vintage shops, and the large university. Other people however said Bath was THE place that Brits from the south went to vacation. There were lovely places to stay, and lots of sights to see. But – even they said it was tremendously expensive. Judging from those assessments, this extreme introvert figured Bath would be the way to go… but it was not to be.