Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Braemar in the Mountains.

99.1 Miles. Now at Invercauld Caravan Club site at Braemar.

You don't see too many of these around these days.You don't see too many of these around today.

After a quiet week-end in the country it was time to head into town, any town with a bank. We had some business to sort out with our New Zealand bank so we needed somewhere we could send a fax. Checking out the Sat Nav we found that Huntly had what was required plus a Tesco supermarket and service station. So we had to back track to Banff to pick up the right road.

In Huntly we found the Tesco first and stocked up for another week. In town we managed to find a park right in the town square opposite the Lloyds Bank. The lady teller was helpful but was unable to send our fax as they seemed to have a toll bar on the phones. Hmm a bit archaic. However after some foot work we finished up in the local press office where they had the job done and dusted in minutes all for a quid.

Back on the road we started to get the occasional shower of rain until we reached Rhynie when the sky opened up with a torrential downpour. People on the footpath were sheltering anywhere they could and the gutters filled so fast that the road started to flood. This lasted for about 15 minutes before easing. Shortly after we passed through a forestry area and when we emerged from the other end of the forest the road was bone dry, unbelievable!

We finally reached our new camp site just before 4pm where we have found that the public transport is only 2 hourly. As we will have to back track again on Wednesday to our next camp we will have to make sure we set off early enough to give ourselves time to visit some interesting places as we pass through them.

A total of 3494 miles, since 5 March 2011

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