TGO Challenge 2014 – Heading south to scratch an itch

I can always rely on my wife to ask a question for which I don’t have a ready made sensible answer, even though I know that’s all she wants.

The first 4 days of my route.

The first 4 days of my route.

Recently she’s been asking why I appear to be heading south for four days at the start of my TGO route when the east coast of Scotland lies…well, in the east ? Am I just being difficult as usual ?

So for the sake of completeness I’d probably better explain, but bear in mind that she didn’t buy this  reason either. Especially as my pathetic attempt at an answer started with ‘Well it all started 30 years ago…’ Continue reading