Early June 2016: Almost all our self-catering guests are from various European countries: mostly their from the UK, France, Netherlands and Germany – though it’s surprising how many of our Carrick guests come just from Perthshire and Cumbria! Every year, though, there’s just one or two from much further afield – Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and the US. Their journeys are of course long, but can also be complicated, not least because they are often making an extended holiday taking in various destinations, perhaps including family visits. I think the record for both distance and complexity – and for that matter travelling stamina – goes to Jacalyn and her friend Mary, who come from California. They’re both nuts (in the nicest possible sense!) about sheep and wool, but Jacalyn is also a serial island-hopper. This year her journey took her from California to Denmark, from there to Faeroe, and then to Scotland via airports at Edinburgh, Stornoway and finally Balivanich. And back!
Read all about their island-hopping woolly adventurers at The Big Garden Blog!