Internet connectivity at the Ardgarten Hotel is erratic and likely to be more so as coach parties return and all log on. it is possible that this blog may be less than ideal.
The Rest Of The 477
The fbb's coach sped northwards through the edges of the Lake District. In the glorious sunshine, the scenery was truly magnificent.
A stop was made for fuel.
In Carlisle 1
In Carliusle 2
Just north of Carlisle, our swish 6-wheelet passed the slip road for Gretna and Getna Green.
But the border is soon reached, and passed ...
The scenery soon becomes hilly, but not as hilly as The Lakes. We have to wait a while for the real mountainous Scotland. But the aspect is still very joyous!
Hamilton and Motherwell
A few years ago, the M74 was finally completed in the Glasgow area. The idea wass that it would relieve the M73/M8 route through the city. We all know that building motorways attracts more traffic and so, instead of the M73 and M8 via the north of the city centre being clogged solid ...
And guess who was passing through Glasgow's motorway network at peak hour on Monday 10th October.
Just about visible across the M74/M8 car park (!!!!) ...
Lochs and Glens eventually escaped the jam and proceeded over the Erskine Bridge ...
Tomorrow fbb will take a look round the gaff itself, and we will join the elderly twosome on their first trip out!
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