Have been debating whether to take the children for the last few years and finally decided to do it this year! Great day- very well organised. Easy parking and prebooked tickets meant fast track entry. I decided just to do one day- but we could have easily spent both days there in order to do justice to it all. Of course as always I knew that the WWII stuff would be the highlight for certain family members! This was particularly nice as there was a 'German' contingent as well- as we always try to remember that both sides have their sympathies and both sides were involved in acts that are not particularly proudly remembered.
The American War of Independence- they were particularly intrigued by the Native Americans involvement- lots of booms and bangs and rifle shots
The highlight was a representation of the D day landings (without the beach!!!!!) with paratroopers parachuting in, followed by Allied landing, frontal assault from the 'Germans' complete with mortars/bombs and machine gunning complete with a low flying Hurricane 'strafing' the Germans- truly the Highlight for one particular young man.
Also very fascinated by the modern day media people who were flying cameras in the air above it all on radio controlled multi prop 'helicopters'
We will go back again next year- preferably with a second parent!
Gorgeous Highland scenery- on a beautiful Forestry Commission site- stunning walk- free parking, deserted, beautiful picnic facilities, compost toilet (kids always find them terribly exciting)- could have stayed all day
Continuing the beach fascination- a rocky/sandy beach on the Moray Firth near Fort George- another beautiful afternoon of wet mooching children, deserted beach so parents can watch from the bench next to the Motorhome- with a pot of tea- and actually talk to each other for once.
Dolphin spotting at Chanonry Point- am not sure which species was watching the other??
Children that actually like each other- everyone getting on quite well- when they arent arguing...
Another beautiful Scottish holiday- with a slight detour to Lincolnshire to the Memorial Flight to continue our WWII airplane obsession
Wonderful sunshine- hardly a midge- we went to the right side of Scotland this year! We totally beached the children out- if that is possible! Few quiet days in the countryside on a site in the grounds of a Stately Home. Then some wild camping on Rannochmoor (but still both a Tesco and an Asda Home delivery vans went past!!!)- up the beauty of the A9 into the Highlands and Invernessshire- where we visited Ft George and watched Dolphins swimming off Chanonry Point on the Black Isle...
Camping at Rosemarkie- 5m from the Sea- friends playing all day...Moving onto North Berwick and a huge amount of friends- whereby we lost them for most of the day (and half the night too). Lots of brown skin- rubbed skin from flip flops- buckets of shells.....
Exam done, assignment uploaded and now a rest and a hard think about whether to go further....
Some site scouting done and some long discussion re Future- just need to get house moved on a bit now- however Weather makes it too hot this weekend!