We're back with some new old story. Who would have been surprised if I told you that – again – we were to start into a day including some tiny disaster?
The first 20 miles everything seemed to be perfectly fine, this time without Moprüs scooter trying to get attention. When we left the sun was shining, the day was full of promises. Then dark clouds appeared, the wind was blowing stronger and we were driving through rough Scottish rain. Still, we were in a great mood and kept driving (though it was f***ing cold), but right when the sun showed up again one scooter felt like stopping. Yay. Yes, your guess is right – again, it was Moprüs scooter.
After an hour of trying to repair things we called some friend who told us to try the oil pump – if it got wet it wouldn't work anymore… Well, the scooter didn't have any fender and one tube was not long enough. After some drying we could keep on driving south. Finally everything went well – we were driving, no scooter was stopping or anything and we could enjoy the great landscape.
Unfortunately we couldn't take any pictures, but you gotta believe me: It was absolutely awesome! The Highlands were so beautiful, the sun was shining, the wind was blowing…
And the wind was what caused the next incident: The wind came from the side and was unpredictable. That unpredictable that Alex kissed a wall once. His left knee looked pretty bad and had to be brought to the doctors'. A very nice Scottish couple stopped and took him along because we didn't want him to drive. While we waited for messages from Alex, we enjoyed the sun so it didn't seem as long as it took him to come back. The result: The bone didn't get hurt, he could keep driving, but was told to keep his leg calm.
Finally we could go on and headed back to Linwater. We had called Jean (the lady from Linwater) before and she told us to "just put the tents up where they stood the last time", no matter when we would show up. The trip turned out to be great after all - because of the great landscape everybody could enjoy the travel. We reached Linwater at 10pm, it even felt like coming home. The shops were already closed and we worried because the next day would be Sunday, but Jean told us that her little shop was opened the next day, so Mart and Nora just got some dinner for us.
After the shower we all needed after the cold day we could all sleep well. The next morning was a great surprise: In England shops are opened on Sundays, too, which was pretty useful for us so we could start the next day just as usual. Jean’s startled comment on our surprise: "Why? Every shop is opened on Sundays!"