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28Sep

Haha – my other half cannot stop going on about the fact that it is sunny in Scotland! He is doing a disservice to this great nation…although in fairness to him, it is usually grey up here at this time of year – we have just picked an excellent day to arrive. :-)

The alarm clock was due to go off at 4am…but I was up at 3.44am – excited I think! We were on the road by 4.40am and made it over the border before 8am and I spotted my favourite road sign…

20130928-185124.jpgEcclefechan – I love that word…it sounds like a naughty word…and as they make a very highly synned tart in Ecclefechan, I suppose it is a swear word! ;-)

A quick fuel stop was then needed – Freddie Freelander fully loaded is not super economical :-( – and I grabbed my breakfast. We hit Glasgow at a decent hour, but part of the M8 was closed due to an accident…the very part that we needed to go on!

With no sat nav or directions – I knew the general direction – I was a bit buggered and followed the car in front as they looked like they knew where they were heading! ;-) Then we hit the Erskine Bridge from the wrong side, and it was closed, so we had a detour here before seeing signs for Crianlarich. Once I see these, I know I am doing okay.

We stopped at Loch Lomand – which for me is a big indicator that we are nearing the Highlands – both the dog and I got quite excited! She loves it up here and has reverted to behaving like a puppy instead of the 13 year old greying lady that she is. An American tourist fell in love with her, and she lapped up the attention in this rather scenic spot…

20130928-184838.jpgShe also had walks at Glencoe – as did I…exciting, as last year I stayed in the car as I couldn’t walk more than a few steps! – and she is now pretty tired out…

20130928-185002.jpgAfter Glencoe we headed into Fort William for supplies before heading back down to catch the Corran ferry over to Ardgour.

20130928-190800.jpgLast year, I was pretty nervous about this little car ferry but had no issues today. I am wondering if it’s because I feel more mobile and so if anything happened, I think I could help out. I know it sounds strange, and I wouldn’t exactly have sunk the fecking thing last year…but I do think that my mind plays tricks on me when it comes to gravity – boats, heights, hills…I think I am going to either fall or sink! ;-)

When we arrived we had a lovely chat with the owner…who just happens to own a riding school next door – so I still get my horsey fix! We are already planning on booking to come back next year! :-) And she had left us these lovely roses too…I do love it here!

20130928-195439.jpgAnyway – I am going to wrap it up for the night as I am shattered and am heading off for an early night soon.

Breakfast: Banana and two smoked turkey rasher, egg and tomato rolls (2 x HEB).

20130928-183627.jpgLunch: Chicken tikka with salad.

20130928-183846.jpgDinner: Steak, roast butternut squash, and mushrooms, onion, pepper and tomatoes with garlic and herb Philadelphia (2 x HEA).

20130928-195114.jpgSnacks: Fruit, French Fries (8 syns) and Buttons (4 syns).

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20130928-183044.jpgA good food day given the travelling. I had packed brekkie and lunch and fruit snacks. Dinner was courtesy of Morrisons in Fort William and was delicious. I also had my first bit of chocolate in ages…4 fecking syns for 8 chocolate buttons though – I should have had an extra packet of crisps instead! ;-)

Exercise: A few mini-walks for leg-stretching purposes – the walking shoes haven’t been out in force just yet! ;-)

Thank you for reading…more holiday rambles to come!

Weight Loss Bitch xxx

  

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