Aleria's jaunt to Scotland: 12-13 July 2013 Ardfern, Loch Craignish, Scotland
Fixing things and doing laundry in exotic places once again!
|Boats going this way and that in the hot and hazy summer conditions|
|Fog hugging the coast|
|The anchorage at Ardfern|
So while Alex worked on the generator, I planned to do the two loads of laundry we already accumulated, dump garbage and recycling, take a nice long shower, and restock our fresh food provisions for the next week or two. Ardfern is one of Scotland’s big yachting centres as it turns out. The harbour is full of sailboats on moorings, in slips, and on the hard. Princess Anne keeps her sailboat there. We anchored out beyond the mooring field so the ride in was fairly long. I loaded up the dinghy with laundry, garbage, recycling, my shower stuff, cooler and shopping bags and waved farewell to Alex as he prepared himself mentally for the contortionist role of engine mechanic. Being out of his way was going to be a good thing.
|Seal on a rock near the harbour|
While the first load was going, I dumped garbage and took a shower, just in time to switch loads from washer to dryer (washer 25 minutes 1 token, dryer 30 minutes on 2 tokens). Yes, she was still there lurking over my laundry. Second load went in the washer and I went off to reprovision. The shop was well stocked with necessities and luxuries. Fresh bread and rolls, nice local veggies, vacuum packed meats, pates, cheeses, snacks and newspapers. I g ot back just in time as the washer stopped, but SHE had already removed my clothes from the dryer. By this time there was a rather long queue of people waiting to do their laundry. It was weekend and there were plenty of people loading up and preparing for a cruise.
|The pub and restaurant|
|Taking advantage of wifi|
|Our new sunbrella canopy came in handy|
|The marina at Ardfern|
|The well-stocked chandlery|
|Open 7 days a week|
|The very nice village shoppe|
|The view over the harbour inlet from town|