Sunday, 28 November 2010
An Epic Journey - Phase 1
Thanks go to the XXL Club for a great evening, followed by enthusiastic shoveling that facilitated my escape from Braemar by 10.45am.
The Glenshee road was closed, so a route via Aberdeen was chosen. Aberdeen was Relatively (and I use that word advisedly) free of snow. I was there by 1pm.
Another three hours got me to Dundee. It was stop/start, mainly the former, during one of which today's picture was taken.
Plans of going up Lendrick Hill today, to break the journey to Manchester, proved mildly optimistic.
The journey from Dundee to Perth was blighted by rather poor road conditions and a rash of skidding lorries. It took six hours. Not bad for a journey of little more than 20 miles!
There's no way of getting south of Perth just now (10.30pm on Sunday evening), and with snowdrifts everywhere, finding somewhere safe to park was tricky.
I finally pulled into a Morrisons car park and promptly got stuck. I may be here for some time. Any readers in Perth are welcome to visit me in the campervan disguised as a Peugeot 206.
Ho ho, what fun - I hope Morrisons has a coffee shop!
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