As the title of the post says...
I've packed my rucksack ready for the TGO. Its got everything I need in it, including enough food for four days.
I also took a few things out - one breakfast too many, and who needs all those nutty-fruity-chewy bars anyway.
All I need now is some money and some tattie scones. Apparently you can't buy tattie scones in England. Either I'll get some in Inverness or I might try to make some myself.
I also need some whisky and to load four rashers of bacon into the bag. This is an emergency supply of bacon (its why I need the tattie scones...). If all goes to plan, I'l have these for "elevenses" with some coffee on days one and two of the walk. (TGO Challenge for those who haven;t been paying attention).
This post will probably be the last you'll hear from me till I get back.
Unless I miss the train or I get snotty snout (pig flu). Or something.
Incidentally, apparently its very difficult to buy pease pudding in Yorkshire. They don't seem to know what it is. Mind, I first came across it in a bun fight at the Bishop Auckland Job centre (I worked in Personnel) and I thought the butter on the ham sandwhiches had gone off. Somebody gently explained to me that it was traditional, if a tad bizarre, to put pease pudding in ham sandwhiches in North east England. Very odd. Healthy, but odd.
As it happens, I seem to have developed a bad reaction to boiled ham - specially the waffa thin muck. If I ever need relief from chronic constipation, I'll have a ham butty with pease pudding.
I'm leaving for Scotland on the 9:20 train Wednesday morning. I'll be meeting Becky in Edinburgh for lunch then I'l be on the bus for Inverness and Glen Shiel for a walk over to Glenelg Thursday and to start the TGO Friday. I'd planned to bag a Corbett on the way. The weather forecast, though, is wet and windy. Bugger.