Flew up from Southampton to Wick via Edinburgh. An hour’s delay in Edinburgh gave me some extra training time walking round the airport. Bus to JOG which is a dull and soulless place. To prove I was there I did take some photos. The best thing about JOG is the view of the Orkneys which were a highlight on the tour of Scotland that Bev and I made last year. The snow has gone but it’s fresh.
My pack weighs about 17lbs. Getting it as light as possible raised difficult questions like: can I afford to take my electric toothbrush? – (yes), can I bring myself to cut up OS maps? – (no), how many pens is too many? -(3), how much EBR – emergency bog roll – is sensible? – (I haven’t counted the sheets but enough), water bottle or platypus? – (bottle), how many pairs of pants? – (3, one long), did the Dudes shoes make it? – (yes, yellow)