Rain, big hill, Yurt.

18 Aug

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We left Cearsiadair in sunny clouds but just as we crossed over from Lewis to Harris we were putting on our rain jackets as the down pour started.

Our route was going through Tarbert but to get there we had to climb over what seemed like a massive mountain.  By the time we arrived in Tarbert we were soaked, after waiting in the rain we managed to get a table in what seemed to be the only cafe in town.

A burger later we were on our way again, climbing into the wind which almost brought us to a halt several times.  After 7 miles we turned off and dropped into a valley littered with giant boulders curving its way down to the sea.  In the distance we could see our campsite with our Yurt for the night.

Kate has never been so excited about camping, as well as the Yurt there were 3 black houses with roofs thatched from heather, a kitchen and living room in one and bathroom in the other.

We were still cold and wet from the riding so we got the stove going in our Yurt to warm us up, we were also given a freshly baked loaf of bread upon arrival which was still warm.  The Yurt contained everything apart from power points and WiFi. Two futons, rugs, coffee table, gas stove, wood burning stove, two Windows and a door, my first time glamping!

The sun came out and the wind died down, typical after we have finished the toughest day so far, the campsite was beautiful, with a sea loch alongside and great views.

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