A travelling day!
26.09.2014 - 26.09.2014 10 °C
Up at 4am and on the road with Svava Petursdottir, our Couchsurfing host. Our flight leaves at 730 for Glasgow. Check-in was a breeze as airport services took charge and had us to the front of every line once again. Short flight to Glasgow where once again airport services were waiting for us right at the plane door. This helper looked just a teensy bit like Rupert Grint (if Rupert had had a late night and crawled out of bed straight into his uniform lol). Bus tickets, no problem. $ exchange, no problem. Boarding the bus, no problem. Train station, fish & chips, drinks, timetables, no problem. Finding a seat on the train, PROBLEM! So we encountered a couple of twits on the train but we also met Billy and his wife who were most helpful. We had to change trains in Perth which was also their stop and they made sure we had a Scotrail helper get us to our connection. NO seats on this train so Lorri sat on the drop down seat by the carriage door and I perched on luggage until another Scotrail staff suggested we take the last 2 seats in the FIRST CLASS section. Ok then! Free snacks too! Once in Inverness we needed a taxi and that took some doing. Keep in mind that the English spoken by the Icelanders was easier to understand than a lot of the Scots we encountered! Made it to our B&B, made it up to the third floor and collapsed. Much, much later we ventured out to a pub on the corner called The Water Front. Cullen Skink and Queenies for supper. For dessert, a flight of whiskies to share. Dalwhinnie, Oban and Glenmorangie. Mmmmm! Back to the B&B and bed. Tomorrow we meet up with the Ladies of Lallybroch.