Rainy Days and Mondays…..

Its Monday September 3rd, and it is still raining.  I’m getting a little tired of hearing things like “oh you’re from Vancouver, so you must be used to this”, or “too bad you weren’t here in August, it was gorgeous”.  We’ve also hear a lot of “that’s a shame about the rain, September’s aren’t usually like…

Raindrops Keep Falling On Our Head

Its Sunday September 2nd, and our underwhelming stay at the Crown Hotel in Newton Stewart ends with a breakfast that was so greasy, Mary commented that she’d probably need to go on cholesterol medication as soon as we get home – this from a lady who eats much healthier than almost anyone I know.  Not…

Our Scottish Road Trip Begins

Feeling somewhat energized by an eleven hour rest that we hoped would allow us to make a big one-time adjustment to the change in time, we arose on Friday morning (August 31st) to a cool but clear morning in Glasgow (7 degrees celsius).  We enjoyed a full Scottish breakfast at the hotel (ham, sausage, eggs,…

Rain and mist. We are definitely in Scotland

Despite the lovely facilities at the Daviot House in Ayr, neither Mary nor I slept very well as we continued to try and make the adjustment to the 8 hour time difference with home.  I awoke at 4:15 local time, and Mary didn’t make it much past that.  With breakfast a few hours away, I…