I’m off for two weeks on Wednesday, and have spent a day off (today is the local holiday for the Glasgow Fair) doing some final planning. The highlight of my trip will be mullet-bagging in Suffolk – more on that soon – and I will also be catching up with friends and family at both ends of the UK.
It’s all a bit whistle-stop – London, Ipswich, London again, Winchester, Aberdeen, Inverness, Skye, Inverness again, and back to Glasgow. If it wasn’t for staying in London twice with the same friend, I’d be in different places for seven consecutive nights. That would beat my previous record of five nights in different beds, which was a trip for my old work a couple of years ago. On that journey, I slept in Perth, on the overnight ferry to Shetland, Lerwick in Shetland, Kirkwall in Orkney, and finally Thurso before arriving home in Inverness somewhat bleary-eyed and weather-beaten.
Good job I’ve got two clear days back in Glasgow at the end of it all before I have to go back to work.