Today (Sunday) a run out towards Crieff and then through the Sma Glen with a stop at the Wade bridge for breakfast. I couldn't find my petrol stove last night so just had a butane gas one to fry up the bacon, big mistake, I have spent a lifetime watching people on campsites failing to cook on these butane stoves, when its windy here and it often is and with single digit temperatures they don't generate enough heat so even though I know this I still had an optimistic streak. The bacon got slightly warmed to start with but not cooked, then an attempt to rearrange the bacon saw it fall onto the ground, now it was back bacon with some earth, road salt and no doubt dogs piss mixed in, a attempt to build a shelter for the stove worked and we were soon slowly cooking with gas, of course the earthy bacon was mine, Fi got the fresh bits although she reckoned the pan had still got some dirt in it, were no deid yet so it must have been ok. I have to admit to being a bit dis organised with the al- fresco cooking today, as always the first few attempts of the year show up a certain rustiness in preparation, must try harder! A final lap with a pit stop to see John and Lesley and we waited just long enough for the rain to come on so Fiona could hone her wet weather riding skills on the way home, braw!
|Being piloted home, the view from the tub!|
|Waterproof stop this morning|
|Nice scenery and a great road|
|This is what Sundays were made for|
|Bacon cooking before I mixed in the earth|
|Fi eating her less contaminated roll|
|Wade bridge, built in 1730 by General Wades men to help the pesky redcoats get around easier so they could subdue the glorious Jacobites, I find it incredible to think that only 300 years ago this was a main route to the highlands|