Scotland 5: Day 45
04.14.16 | Ullapool Hostel | 20:05
Late last night I jumped on the internet to look for deals, hoping to find a different hostel here in Ullapool. It was frustrating to learn that this is the only hostel that I can find online and for me to move to a hotel or a B&B, I’d have to fork out a whole lot of money that I really didn’t want to fork out. I decided that the best thing for me to do would be to forget about it. I’m excellent at moving on when needed.
Thank goodness today was absolutely breathtakingly gorgeous. It was only partly cloudy (well more cloudy than not, but at least it wasn’t raining) and as the day progressed it just kept getting nicer. It was a short-sleeve shirt kind of day. I decided to follow the coastline of Loch Broom in a northwest direction toward the ocean. This was another beautiful walk! I walked slow, listening to podcasts and ended up wandering for about 2 ½ hours.
When I got back into Ullapool, I still had some time to kill so I found a chippy and afterward ended up sitting and chatting with a bunch of elderly ladies in a teahouse. This particular teahouse is owned and operated by a couple who are originally from Australia. They are incredibly sweet and funny!
Soon we were joined by a group of 8 ladies from Paisley, Scotland who are members of a walking club. We chatted about everything under the sun! They were also a delight! More elderly ladies joined us and pretty soon this little teahouse was filled. I can’t begin to describe how much I love flirting with old ladies! It’s hilarious- they get a kick out of it and even though they know I’m joking, they totally appreciate it and flirt right back! This is something I learned to love to do at work.
Tonight the hostel is so quiet. It looks like the only guests here are myself and a French family. They seem nice and are if I understood their accent, they’re from somewhere in the middle of the France. I told them I had only been to Paris, and that was years ago. It would be great to explore more of their country!
I just finished up doing my laundry. Tomorrow I’m off to my second-to-last destination.