|A beautiful beach on the Isle of Eigg|
Around 5 years ago I worked over the summer in a remote West Coast Scottish Village, at a very cute little Tea shop, the village had less than 400 occupants and the nearest big town was Fort William around an hour and a half away. I have always been one of those people who loves wide open spaces, who loves to be small in the wide world, to breath in fresh air and to walk for miles without seeing anyone. This post however is not about the village I lived in (this will be in another post) but about a day trip I took on one of my days off to the beautiful Isle of Eigg.
|Adventure on the ferry towards the Isle of Eigg|
It's our recent spell of sun which reminded me so much of this little trip, which was a stunning sunny Scottish day with crystal clear water and white sandy beaches. I enjoyed the peacefulness of the Isle so much and loved doing this day trip solo. I think that Scotland is a very underrated travel destination and having done a lot of travel around the Highlands, Isles and having lived in Edinburgh for more than a year I can honestly say you will see some of the most inspiring landscapes in Scotland, and surprisingly some pretty good weather during the summer months.
The Isle of Eigg is very small, I found the best way to get around was walk but you can also hire bicycles. It has a small post office, craft shop and cafe as well as a camp site which has an amazing view across the bay.
To get to the Isle of Eigg I took a ferry from Mallaig and you past the Isle of Skye on your way as well as the Isle of Rum. There is something really magical about this part of Scotland, so beautiful and peaceful and a great place for the soul.
As I was living and travelling on my own I couldn't help but do a quick selfie, placing my camera on a rock by the beach. I would love to take both John and Mr A to the more remote parts of Scotland one day.