Archive for September 29th, 2009

September 29, 2009

A ferry into the wilderness

by backpackingbongos

I finally made up my mind of where to go at the end of October and booked a ferry to Islay.  One thing about travelling to the Scotish Islands is that it is not cheap, Cal Mac really does have the monopoly.  I am only taking the van a few miles across water and it is costing me £108 return, now that is a rip off.

So it looks like a two day backpack on Islay before driving across the Island and jumping on another ferry to wild Jura.  A day walk on the Paps before travelling to the north of the Island for an exceptionally wild and remote 3 day backpack.  I looked at the uninhabited west coast of Jura on Geograph last night and it gave me goose bumps.

Hopefully there will be an Indian summer and if deserted I can walk in my pants again…………………