Sunday, 10 May 2015
Scotland 2015. Glen Shiel Day 3
A damp start today which continued into a foul wet day of heavy rain. We had rather too relaxed a start today, perhaps because Thomas had stayed overnight with us. Eventually, however, we we packed up and ready for the off at 11.00 am. We were somewhat keyed up, having had the blow out on Friday but the journey passed with no problems. It was, however, one of the toughest caravan tows I have ever done. 190 miles, so I thought that it would be quite quick, which it was until we turned off the A9 at Dalwhinnie. We had crossed the Forth Road Bridge, called briefly at Tiso's on the outskirts of Perth for lunch and then headed up the A9, the weather becoming gradually worse. From Dalwhinnie our route took us down Glen Spean to Spean Bridge and then up the Great Glen briefly to Invergarry where we turned off to drive over the top to Glen Shiel. What a road over those last miles: narrow, twist bumpy and potholed. When we arrived (in siling rain and strong wind) and opened the door it looked as though World War III had taken place: every cupboard open and the contents deposited in the floor. Still we are now settled in, drying out and enjoying a welcome cup of tea. The weather has improved and I am looking forward to beer o'clock and a meal of ravioli in tomato sauce with a bottle of red. There may even be a snifter in malt later.