Three Years!

Not a wedding anniversary. Or a prison sentence.
We’ve lived in Assynt for three years now. How the time has flown!
We’ve done some amazing things, live in wonderful landscape and in a lovely community.
But we got even luckier! Shortly after leaving the asylum, we met Richard & Suse, and they’ve been putting up with us ever since.
Not getting too sentimental, but…..
Anyway, we went camping down at Altandhu, about 30 miles south to mark the occasion.
Nice campsite, opposite the Fuaran Bar, which did good food too.
And the weather was nice! We needed sunscreen both days.
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Richard brought a pot of spaghetti bolognese; Suse turned up straight from work, in her wellies and covered in dirt. We squashed into our van for dinner and drinks and tried to say “cheers” with plastic glasses.
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Saturday; we thought we’d walk around the end bit of the Coigach peninsular, so we took their car to Achnahaird beach, and drove back to Reiff to start the walk.
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Lovely, lovely scenery.
Rock-climbers’ mecca apparently, and the sandstone cliffs were amazing.
Not high, just shapely. Think Jenga or Lego.
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We got up to the corner, Rubha Coigeach, for lunch and decided to go back the same way we’d come, so the car was parked in the wrong place; never mind.
Saw some dolphins, did I mention that?
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Beer and food in the bar later.
Sunday, Richard wants to go fishing, and I forgot my rod, so we said “goodbye” and went our own ways. Apparently, there were no fish (yeah, right!), but it was warm and sunny.
We went back to Achnahaird and walked most of the previous walk that we hadn’t got to the day before. Stunning weather; good views of a Peregrine whilst we ate lunch, and views across the panorama of Assynt and Coigach mountains too.
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What a great weekend!

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