Tuesday, September 13, 2016

The eggs were much nicer

Well we confirmed that Scotland is very hilly and very wet. The cycling was the hardest we have ever done but it was just fabulous. We have stronger legs after four days vigorous cycling.

Well it was supposed to be six days but the last two days looked to be tougher than the previous ones - and it was still raining - so we hired a car and drove around for two days. We saw quite a bit because PK drove like the hounds of hell were after him.

We had trouble hiring a car because there was only one hire car place in Pitlochry and the owner was a ghastly, rude, misogynistic turd. He rebuffed PK immediately because of age. He asked the girls if they could drive and what type of cars they drove. Then he said he had one car which was available for one day but it was a  minimum two day hire - so we would have to pay for two days to hire it for one day. 

Cate had had enough by this time so tore the turd’s head off and stuffed it up his bum. Then she went back to our B and B and wrote a withering review for Trip Advisor - with venom dripping from her fangs while she typed. 

We ended up going to the next town to get a car. I did not event attempt to get involved in driving duties because I frighten Cate. She also frightens me but I don't make as much noise as she does and tend to muffle my shrieks of fear. 

We found some good restaurants - and two really bad ones. The worst one was in a pub  near loch Ness. This area should be avoided at all costs as it is excruciatingly naff and has places like ‘Nessies’ with wall to wall pictures of what the loch Ness monster may look like if it in fact existed. I managed to avoid buying a Nessie tea towel. 

Our accommodation was adequate. We did  not stay in any rat infested hovels except for one place which had apparently been abandoned by the rats who were looking for better digs. 

In one place they cooked Cate’s breakfast eggs badly so we had to move and found a much nicer place with really good eggs. 


  1. The first glass of wine at the end of each day - after a hot shower.

  2. Sounds like a really fun trip - no, really! I was in Scotland last summer (theirs) - it was persistently damp and cool , but really lovely. I would go back like a shot - and hope to, one day. Sometimes the food wasn't great; one hotel on Skye comes to mind, as does the one I stayed at in Inverness... but the scenery was brilliant.