Saturday, October 12, 2013
Our pal Mark left us at the Holly Tree bar at 2100 on Thursday. The sign at Crianlarich warned him the the Pulpit Rock works would start at 2200, he had 15 minutes to get there. Go on there, what would you do? That's right, he went around Callendar instead. The words Valour and Discretion come to mind.
This road closes after 2200 at night, opens early in the morning. They are building a viaduct to carry a wider road. Major, major project. £9million cost, the works will last for three months at least.
As we drove past ourselves yesterday on our way home Gillian murmured something to me about my much nicer driving habits, the essence of which is in the headline. Hm.
Ps. The opening chapter of Thomas Hardy's The Mayor of Casterbridge comes to mind....briefly.
The cottage by Glencoe.
Short breaks, at the last minute, Glencoe cottage. £80 night