Travelling home from the South

Sorry for the late blog but I have been travelling home from near Reading. It was sad leaving my lovely Granddaughters who I had so much fun with. Unfortunately I am still not right from one of my operations and needed to get back.

I left after a sleep at 0215 to miss the traffic and had some wild weather on route. Rain, wind and a very dark night and the good thing was the motorways were quite.

The amount of trucks on the road was crazy and the wee van did well 200000 miles and still going well! I managed a stop for a sausage roll and tea £ 8 . 50
Scary prices! I had another stop for fuel at Ballanuig near Pitlochry and the weather brightened and the hills cleared still snow up by Dalwhinnie but the roads were clear and it was magic to be home. How lucky am I to live here?

Back in the hills.

Back in the hills.

It was another hour and a half home the A9 was quite and the cars were all behaving. At last I was home 12 hours hard driving with big stops lots of cards awaiting so thanks to all now grab as snooze and back after a lovely few days .

About heavywhalley.MBE

After dinner speaker Lecturer and Mountain Rescue Specialist. Environmentalist. Spent 36 years with RAF Mountain Rescue and 4 years with a civilian Team . Still an active Mountaineer and loves the wild places.
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6 Responses to Travelling home from the South

  1. Simon Willatts says:

    You could have taken a packed lunch to look after the pennies! Likely to taste much better than your sausage roll.


  2. Donald Watt says:

    Glad you are home safe, take it easy until you are fully better, frustrating I know been there


  3. Get well soon Heavy. If you’re near Newtonmore over the holidays give us a shout.

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