Trip to Scotland and
Oct 18, Monday
Today was mostly a day of travel with no photos taken. We left Troon in
the morning at 6:45 for the 25 mile drive to Glasgow airport -- we got
there at 8:10 taking the wrong turn into Irvine instead of around it
and waiting at a traffic circle at the edge of Glasgow airport.
Christine returned to Dunedin via Heathrow and I took a flight to
From Gatwick I drove around the M25 ringroad to the M1 north, missing
the junction because of the confusion of the construction going on
there at the moment. Then north to the Milton Keynes area. Milton
Keynes is a 'new city' fashioned in part on a grid system with lots of
roads -- supposedly somewhat like is done in the U.S. However it is
impossible to see what is in the grid sections -- it is difficult to
find hotels, restaurants or the place you are heading!
I drove in circles for about a half hour and then headed out to find
accomodation at The Bull hotel in Stony Stratford.
Spent a lovely evening with Don and Mary Roskilly and their daughter
Jane, son-in-law John and grandson Ross who is now 15 (last saw them in
1999 when Ross was four). Don and I got to discussing a Canadian crew
killed in a Halifax crash and he has put me in touch with George Rust
of Basingstoke who has researched that crash.