A long drive back to Edinburgh and feet up in Leith. Wasn’t really able to go at top speed till the motorway started in Perth. Was looking for service stations but they are limited in number as generally associated with motorways. Eventually had a late lunch near Perth. And got bitten by a wasp in the ear. No one bites me and gets away with it.
Last night we came across the sound of bagpipes in the town centre.
Attached is a different clip to one posted earlier.
This morning we met two visitors from Japan.. I learnt that they have no roundabouts in their own country. Our host likes to chat, he told us he was born on the island but now babies are delivered in Inverness, over 110 miles away. I should think many are born in the ambulance if that’s true. Our host wanted to see the world and so joined the army. Whether due to this or otherwise he is loyal to the UK and declared himself an internationalist and again spoke bluntly of Nicola Sturgeon. But then said his dislike of her was also due to reminding him of an ex girlfriend. He asked for my view’s and I told him that I too had no time for rationalism. No! I meant nationalism (bloody predictive text) but if the Scots wanted to leave my attitude was goodbye and good luck.
As well as politics our host had strong opinions about overseas visitors driving on the wrong side and not using the passing places on single track roads.
The Co-op and Spar are the only supermarkets I’ve seen on the islands. In the case of the Co-op once again it’s an example of socialism in practice.
Things I recommend, plain speaking, the Scots appear to be very good as it.
Things I don’t recommend, being guarded.