Dh suggested it today, along with the magic words, 'I'll tow the caravan, you and the kids go up by train...' (Trust me, it's better that way!)
The dc will be 10 and 7 by then and easily entertained, but not fans of long journeys. (We dragged them across the American MidWest a couple of years back, in a camper van. They still hold it against us.)
If we do go, where should we visit? I fancy Highlands, but it would take us eons to get there from Edinburgh, with a caravan, wouldn't it? Dh says we can see the Northern Lights, but since we'd be going in August, I think I'd better disabuse him of this notion. It's a very kind notion, because dd and I really want to see them, but I've just googled and theyre not really visible in the summer, on account of it not really getting all that dark.
I'd like a beach to explore, views to ooh and aahh over, birds to watch (not in a serious way - just in a, 'Ooh look - birds!' way) and space to contemplate and the dc to charge about in. I'd also like a nice tea shop. That's my holiday sorted.
Actually, I'd really like a narrowboat holiday, but I don't think we can afford that this year.
It's a long way to tow, particularly alone! We drove from the south coast to Northumberland several years ago and I wouldn't have coped without sharing the driving.
My parents tow a caravan, my dad does all the towing and they are away weekends all year round but I don't think even they have towed as far as Scotland!
Plus once you get to Scotland, it's a whole long journey again to get to the Highlands! We hve decided we will go for 3 weeks when we eventually get round to doing Northern Scotland, stopping overnight both ways somewhere to break the journey.
Northumberland is truly beautiful and not quite as far! We are going back this year. Wales is wonderful too. Northumbland has the Farne islands, bird spotting paradise I think. And beautiful, but empty beaches.