Glasgow is 170 miles from Inverness or 273 Kms but it took us about 4 hours with a diversion in Falkirk to see the Falkirk Wheel, a wonderful invention apparently. Unfortunately when a stubborn, inflexible GPS cyborg conflicts with a Council road closure and a simple time limitation there can be no happy resolution, so we had to abandon our search.
We were frequently reminded by flashing road signs that suicidal deer were a distinct possibility but I think really the purpose of the signs is to delude tourists into thinking there are wild deer in Scotland. High on a motorway embankment we also passed the bizarre Silver spangled Mermaid, why on earth it seemed appropriate to put a mermaid there is beyond me.
We had a nice catchup time with The Aunties and then left Glasgow in rush hour but the renegade GPS cyborg redeemed herself by getting us straight from the heart of Glasgow onto the Motorway without any tense moments.
It takes such a long time to travel the distance between Inverness and Glasgow because sections of dual carriageway are interspersed with two lane highway. It’s the only major link between the two cities and carries all traffic including heaps of big trucks.
Tomorrow I get to drive the golf cart …….. I’ve already had my first lesson in etiquette for Golf Cart drivers!