This is us last Monday at 5:30 a.m. waiting for our train at the Cambridge train station. We changed trains at Peterborough, Edinbrugh and Glasgow, ending up in Oban. There we took a ferry to Mull. Then we picked up a rental car, drove to our "self-catering" lodge, ran into town to get groceries, ate, went to bed. The kids managed without too much trouble, thanks to the boring nature of the travel -- they are lulled to sleep.
And I just typed a whole thing, and neglected to save at a critical moment, and lost all my hard work. But I have got us to the island, and tomorrow I will continue the saga.