Wednesday, 5 May 2010

The Scottish Highlands - Day 4 - Nethy

Greetings from the land of the Haggis - Abi here.

It rained for most of the day at Lochanhully (the place where we are staying) but the weather up here can be a bit weird. Cos we drove 8 miles down the road to Nethybridge for a walk and it was bone dry.

On the way the two-leggers stopped for a bag of chips in Grantown. They ate them in the car - they smelled delish. TJ had a battered jumbo sausage too and ate it all himself! He didn't even give us the tray to lick. Bad TJ.

The walk started down by the river Nethy. It was lovely. Jack spotted a red squirrel in the trees, luckily Rosie was looking the other way. If she had seen it there would have been an 'I spotted it first' argument with Jack.

The walk then took us in to Dell Woods and I bet you can't guess what happened next, baring in mind that TJ was 'navigating' using his iThingy. Yep - we got lost.

It turns out that where we took a left turn it should have been a right turn. After an hour of aimless rambling through the woods, with TJ steadfastly refusing to look at the map he bought two days ago, we ended up back at the point where we, I mean TJ, went wrong.

"There you see. Who needs a map when technology can do the job just as well." said TJ, who was marveling at his iThingy.

SJ wasn't feeling too well, we could tell. However, she was very polite when she said "Please put that bloody thing away and just follow the signs."

TJ knows when to do as he's told. We followed the signs back to the car.

TJ sat in the car for 10 minutes staring at his iThingy and the map, trying to work out where we had just been.

"The map must be wrong" he said. It's an Ordnance Survey map.....

SJ just sighed. Jack said he doesn't know how she puts up with him. Rosie said that when TJ uses a revolving door he comes out where he went in.

Needless to say, we used the TomTom to get back to Lochanhully - where incidentally, it was still raining.

Abi. X.

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