Lots of kind folk – friends, family and guests alike – have been asking how we’ve been faring in the recent stormy weather. The answer is, actually, that we’ve been doing ‘just fine’ but we’re nevertheless very grateful for everyone’s concern.
Although the Point, after which Point Cottage is named, is rather more exposed than the rest of Ullapool village, Loch Broom is a sea loch and as such we avoid the huge waves and severe storm surges that villages which border the open sea can sometimes suffer. Villages like Gairloch, further round the coast and facing directly onto the Minch, fare a good deal worse. Here in Ullapool it’s really just a case of a battening down the hatches and riding out the storm. It fact it can be quite nice cosy-ing up in front of the fire and listening to the wind swirling around outside, just as long as you know you don’t have to go out into it any time soon!
Here’s hoping that wherever you are as you read this, the storms haven’t affected you too badly. If nothing else, why not escape from it all by thinking ahead to your summer holiday still to come. Lots of people evidently are if the number of bookings and enquiries we’re getting at the moment are anything to go by