aefenglommung (aefenglommung) wrote,

On my way at last

I finally got around to purchasing my ticket to the UK today. I am leaving on Thursday afternoon, May 22, and returning late Saturday evening, May 31. It's costing me a little bit extra, 'cause prices rose a bit while I was trying to find someone to go with me. But what the heck. My money's down. Now, I have to go.

The plan calls for me to hit Glasgow Friday morning, May 23. From there, I plan on driving down to the Lake District and camping in Wasdale. Saturday, May 24, I'll hit Scafell Pike, camping again by Wast Water.

After that, I need to arrange camping spots in Yorkshire and Northumberland. On the agenda: Jorvik (medieval York) and York Minster in York; Vindolandia on Hadrian's Wall; Holy Island and the Farnes (Lindisfarne); Durham Cathedral with the tomb of St. Cuthbert; across the border into Scotland, probably camping outside Edinburgh.

I may have an extra day to piddle in Edinburgh, or I may not. Gotta check my guidebook and on-line resources carefully. Anyway, I drive up into the highlands for my last quarry: Ben Nevis. I'll camp near Ft. William; if no camping is available, I'll swallow hard and nail a B&B. After Ben Nevis, it's on down the road to Glasgow.

Depending on how it turns out, I might camp somewhere between Ft. William and Glasgow (it's farther than you'd think). But I don't have to stay overnight in Glasglow. I fly out Saturday afternoon, May 31, arriving back in Indiana that night. Of course, you compress time when you fly west across The Pond, so I'll have travelled several hours more than those listed by the time I land again in Indiana.

But, it's gonna happen. I'm on my way at last.

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