I’m back now in sunny Crayford, which feels like the tropics compared to the Highlands! I’ve had time to think about it all and I’m incredibly happy with how it all went. No major difficulties – all that planning paid off. I saw some lovely places, met some interesting characters. I grudgingly come to the … More Home again.
Snappy title to this post, eh? Day 10 was the most straightforward for me. As there are no buses running to John O’Groats on a Sunday anymore (darn timetable changes) I got a little coach instead. This coach is run by the John O’Groats Ferries, to bring people from Inverness up to John O’Groats to … More Days 10 and 11 Inverness to John O’Groats to Orkney to John O’Groats to Inverness
Goodbye to Edinburgh in the rain, off to Inverness. Over the Forth Road Bridge towards Dundee. The bus arrived in Dundee right on schedule and I was able to slip seamlessly onto my next bus, like a bus ninja! The second bus of the day was headed for Aberdeen. My former boss is from there, … More Day 9 Edinburgh to Inverness
Nice easy day today. Started with a jaunt round the shopping area of Newcastle to buy a postcard and some hay fever tablets. Checked out of the L’hotel de old Co-op and headed to the bus station. A steamed up bus to rainy Berwick, then legged it to a different bus stop for the second … More Day 7 Newcastle to Edinburgh
I’ve lived in the UK for about 37.5 years and this is the first time. Let’s see if I can help Donald find his troosers.
Wow, long day! Pointless run for a bus (I had ample minutage) and Huddersfield here I come. I was very happy enroute to see a sign for something called Oldham Mumps. Google tells me that Mumps is a roundabout in Oldham and there was formerly a railway bridge there emblazoned with the words “Seton welcomes … More Day 6 Manchester to Newcastle
I’m excited right now. We’re shortly going to be driving through York. I’ve been there before, and I’m looking forward to seeing it again, albeit briefly and from the top deck of a bus. More significantly for me, though, is that York is the furthest north I’ve travelled in the UK or anywhere, in fact. … More Pastures new..