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Port Charlotte

The weather was a bit up and down today but we managed to squeeze a couple of nice walks in between the showers.

We're staying at the Port Mhor campsite, which is part of a community project at the Port Mhor centre, just outside Port Charlotte. I think it's the only place on Islay with electric hook ups, plus it has good facilities and a nice little cafe. The hookups are right on the sea front which is nice. Can be a bit breezy though. Costs are £9 per person per night, plus £4 for EHU. Dogs are free so £22 per night for us, which isn't bad. As well as the hard-standings with EHU there is also a grassy bit for tents or folks not wanting an EHU. Looked a bit breezy for some of the tents though, and one of them (an upright thing that looked like a toilet tent!) was taking a real battering in the 20mph+ winds. The folks in the motorhome next to ours put up an inflatable awning but I think it was a bit optimistic (they told me they only got the motorhome this year so might not have experienced Scottish winter winds much) and they eventually took it down after the wind picked up a bit!

Great views from both the lounge window:

and from my bed:

The site is very quiet during the day although there were quite a few motorhomes here overnight. They're probably off doing tourist stuff, but we just decided to chill out a bit and have a wander around Port Charlotte.

Ludo had fun playing in the sea and on the beach and we also wandered up to the little Loch Indaal lighthouse as well as onto the hill above the village.

On the way back to the campsite we took some photos on the pier in Port Charlotte for old times sake, as the last time we were here we parked our motorbike on the same pier to take photos.

This is one of those shots from about 15 years ago:

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