|(Bracket fungi for Janet....I found them and thought of you Planticru)|
Thank you all for you kind wishes for our travels sooth. (in Orkney anywhere down from The Pentland Firth or if you like John O' Groats, at the north most tip of Scotland' is simply 'sooth' from wick to austrailia) it's 'aw sooth tae us' I was kindly informed by my Orcadian neighbour. Always makes me giggle.
Anyhows, after a day of many miles and adventuring, we are indeed 'sooth' in Fife, central Scotland, in the land of linoleum (which I find hard to spell) and smells very weird. There's no town that smells like it. Ive had a gorgeous day, whilst a long drive (300 miles) I've had a long day where my eyes have been full of trees, mountains and hills, the journey from Inverness to Perth, down the A9 is breathtaking, if you ever do one drive in Scotland, the A9 is amazing. Eyes full of trees, stopped for a walk in the hermitage (I'll pop up photos later), such a shame to see so much destruction from the winds, we had harder winds in Orkney, but less trees, less damage.
Shame, hard to see such old relics, trees in their prime broken, uprooted and destroyed. Sad. But still lots left, thank goodness.
Having had my eyes stuffed with trees, my ears were filled with the rumbling and roaring with the river braan fill to bursting, my nose also full to bursting with all the mingled smells of a forest.
The land of 'sooth' is truly majestic, it's nice to see it again, even if my eyes were bursting with trees, and, mountains.
I've missed it.
Comedy Epilogue....... (ok having a peedie car engine fire, half way through this trip today, was a little disconcerting (!), I'm fine, the cars fine, oil was low, but putting oil in a hot car is clearly not a wise idea)thankfully there were lots of handfuls of handy emergency snow to put it out, blowing on it wasnt helpful. I'd really like to thank the two male drivers, who slowed down, watched my plight, sped up, clearly to reassure me all was well and it wasn't a real problem, as they drove straight past me!) very reassuring that I had the situation totally under control and did not look like a damsel in distress, my calm demeanor shining through.) [really we are fine, and now know what to do when an engine goes on fire]: always carry emergency snow.
However, if that had happenned at home, not sooth, if I had managed, to so quite remarkably set fire to my car, even temporarily, im sure more than one buddy would have stopped, enquired if I'd needed a help, offered advice, my idiocy would have been amply viewed, amiably watched at length, reported (hopefully not to the local radio) and well giggled at good heartedly, once resolved. Whilst public humiliation, in comedy isn't my thing, I prefer it to being driven past at speed. Whilst I like my eyes being bludgeoned by trees, I like the neighbourliness of home, even if there are peedie car fires to be giggled at, or not! I love the humanity and spirit of where I call home, I hope at home you have it too, I like the kindness of humans. Later, I hope I pop some pics in, not of the car fire, kinda had my hands full, and thanks again thanks for your good wishes. :) Tomorrow, when my journey continues, I hope to set fire to less cars. [I've put emergency snow in my thermos, just incase].
Ps excuse the formatting and lack of photos, I've not got the hang if iPad blogger, it's not my chum.