One cylinder short of a four pot
It started on saturday at 3.30am, I got into Rambo, turned the key and headed out into the great unknown, by 6am I was way north and stopped for a break, only to discover I had left my iPad at home. Not a great start to keeping a blog of the drive? So a diversion was made into the Metro Centre Newcastle to get up a tablet, which is what I am using now. It has however taken some time to remember passwords, set things up and get used to the tablet. So here is a summary of the first few days.
An endless road trip up the A1 to Scotland, with the first night’s halt at Falkirk, for which the accommodation I used ranked as highly as Falkirks one way system, crap.
I was up and out by 6am, stopping as Stirling services for breakfast. I believe Falkirk’s best view is out the rear view mirror of the car. I was again heading north, the eventual halt was John o Groats some 624 miles north of Nuneaton. The hotel in JOG was superb, and after getting the touristy picture out of the way, I did shower beer and bed, with a yummy steak pie in there somewhere (not in the bed I might add).
As you can see the sea behind and a sign post says it all, it took two days to get to the start, but its going to take a lot more miles and beds before I get back home again.
saw a slight change in plans due to high winds (not your down south type of high winds) the car was all over the place, even sea foam landed on the front screen and I was a good 100 yards from the sea! The original plan to drive the west coast, was shelved. “Just head south, you’re in a box with 850cc and the road was hard going as it was”, I thought to myself, so I re-traced my steps as far south as Inverness then headed southwest along Lock Ness to Fort William and onwards to Oban, my new overnight halt.
I did try to get some fuel on route, this place was closed but the price would of been good, real 1970,s
will now be about getting out of Scotland and the long trip south towards Cornwall, I plan to stop in Carlisle.