The Road goes ever on and on; Down from the door where it began;
Now far ahead the Road has gone; And I must follow, if I can;
Pursuing it with eager feet; Until it joins some larger way;
Where many paths and errands met; And whither then? I cannot say.

[JRR Tolkien, Lord of the Rings]

Monday, 3 November 2014

GT Day 9: Exercising the Foul Weather Alternative

Monday 3 November 2014

Today was the last day of Mick’s guest appearance on this trip, and the main focus of the day was drinking tea and catching up with a friend in Elgin. That still left us with a couple of hours of the afternoon free, and I had in mind the stroll through Culloden Forest, which I was too lazy to take on Thursday.

Unfortunately, the fine, cold start to the day had been replaced by greyness and persistent rain, and Mick’s face, together with the exclamation of “In this weather?!”, when I shared with him my planned walk suggested that he wasn’t overly keen. He called for the Foul Weather Alternative, which was to sit in the comfort of Colin and read the newspaper. So, that’s what we did (well, Mick read the newspaper, I tried and failed to make some decisions as to where I’m going to head towards the end of this week).

A couple of hours later, I deposited Mick at the airport, from where FlyBe has now transported him back into England. I’m on Culloden Moor, listening to the rain continuing to drum down.


  1. Persistent it is, per-sis-tent.

    1. On the bright side, at least it stayed dry and bright over the weekend.

  2. Oh dear....I'm sat in the hot sunshine having just got back from Tarpon Springs on another cake mission. A suitably mouth-watering photograph will follow :-)

    1. My top two cake shops in the world thus far are: Tarpon Springs, USA and Nesselwang, Germany. So, I am suitably jealous. And of the hot sunshine. We enjoyed lots of sunshine over the weekend, but I don't recall anyone describing either day as anything warmer than 'quite cool'.