Carbost –> Glenbrittle, Isle of Skye [Scotland]
We decide to head off to Carbost to take a look at the Talisker Whiskey Distillery but after setting off are curious to see why there’s a queue outside the village bakery. Turns out to be the oldest bakery on Skye, happy campers!
Like the good little Brits we are we promptly join the queue and are positively surprised by the smell and the smoke coming from inside the bakery. The loaves of bread look delish! And smell divine! The freshly baked cakes look irresistible and the breakfast melts on offer are truly scrumptious! We walk away with one of their fresh, big & inviting loaves and a bacon & cheese turnover for Mr. B’s brekkie.
The drive to Carbost is dotted with view points that are most definitely worth more than just one stop:
The last stretch of road is covered in pretty inventive scare crows. We think it’s something to do with the upcoming annual scarecrow festival and appreciate the effort that’s gone into making them [but if anybody knows what they were really all about please feel free to educate us ^_^].
As for the distillery… well, here at vanplusfour.com we know nothing about Whiskey and so perhaps the entire experience is a little lost on us…[oops]. But we went. Had a good look around. And carried on.
Up the road we find a little Oyster Farm and a very passionate oyster farmer showing us his wares inside his little oyster shack.
Unfortunately we cannot cook lobster in the van or stomach oysters [what’s wrong with us????] but happily buy some beech smoked Scottish salmon from him which we have on our gorgeous freshly baked bread [from the oldest bakery] for lunch during a road side picnic [and yes, don’t judge me *BUT* I did make Mr. B try and find the perfect roadside picnic stop despite the fuel gauge lighting up amber…]
Refreshed we carry on to Glenbrittle, our Cool Campsite Scotland stop for the day. More about that soon ^_^
[PS: and look at Big H and his silly ramp; finally on the road to recovery, yay!]