Day 66 phase 1 lockdown Scotland. Social distanced 15k walk with Claire to nowhere and back!! 🤦🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️😬😳😆

So from today Scots 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 are allowed to meet with members from another household as long as we stay 2m physically distanced! So Claire (next door) and I decided to walk to Tianna Falls as neighbours had suggested. A beautifully waterfall about 45 mins walk from the house.

Last night Holly (other next door!) had told me how she found the falls by accident when she was about 6 years old. It’s right behind her Grans house and she used to play out the back. Can’t imagine how magical that must have been. We wouldn’t know…… we never found the falls yet. 🤷🏻‍♀️

Can’t stop gabbing long enough for a photo! just showing off the newly painted front door…
Found rhododendrons that matched Claire!
Into Spiers school, all going well so far… Claire is out in front!
Not every day you see a sign like this… well unless you live here 🤣🤣
I am now in charge of directions… I’ve given Claire the good news that I got extra directions last night. Turn down the Admiralty road past the Defence munitions and carry on until the end of the road. That is what I heard….

At this point we pass my father in laws work so I call him to say we’ll catch him on the way back up! Unbeknown to us we miss a crucial right turn just past his office block and I have missed this whole instruction … I’m on the phone chatting to him and. Claire is watching wee sheep in the field opposite thinking they are goats and we sail on past, we keep going to the end of the road…. as per….

It’s a beautiful road… but it’s long and it just keeps going…. on and on. The scenery is lovely but it seems an awful long way.
Just ploddin’ along…… for miles and miles
This is where the giggles start….. Claire’s in hysterics that we can see the Dalry bypass and we have walked MILES past the falls! I am INCREDULOUS…. honestly cannot believe o followed the instructions to the letter (obviously not?!) and we’re that far out.
Not to be outdone she puts her picnic blanket down at the actual road end and sets up! Strawberries and fibre one bars… at the junction!!!
These things are not made up to make my blog more witty they actually happen 🤦🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️🤣
The only view we can see from our picnic area!
Reminder we are on an actual road at a junction…. 🤦🏻‍♀️
And we’re off again….
There’s something sinister about walking past the munitions depot. We’re out together for the first time after lockdown and it’s like we’re the only ones out but passing a military style base felt very like the Walking Dead!
As we head back we notice this road which is probably the way we should have gone….
My paw in law Douglas comes out to say hi!
Finally saw some water hoping to pass it off as the falls?!
Back thru Spiers looking lovely
Nearly home, thank god!
Finally made it home after a few extra steps to hit 15k distance!!!
Craig was laying weed control for the stone delivery which hasn’t arrived yet
All done and Calaidh find a cool spot!
Wee Rachel comes in to see Bhru and gets kissed to death!
Shade puppies!
Could be forgiven for thinking I’m on holiday. In the beer garden waiting for deliveries! #deliverydriver
Got stuck in a Gateside traffic jam as the cows were moving out the field!
Yay look forward to being able to meet up with more people now. We just have to make sure we stay 2m apart

You may have gathered that today has been a really good day… I feel a weight has lifted that’s been hanging over me for the the last week. I feel relaxed (albeit knackered from the walk) and my head has stopped the incessant put me downs and telling me that i can’t…. I can…. I can….. I can…. every day I still show up and fight this. Thanks to everyone for their kind words and support and to Craig for understanding more about this than he ever has. Maybe because I write it down every day…. maybe that helps us both.

And one final note. To give thanks for our key workers, this is my friend Evelyn all gowned up for work….. with my hearts. Means a lot to see this photo and really think about where they will go and what they will mean to people. They were made with love ❤️

Stay safe everyone ❤️❤️❤️