9.07pm, The Grassmarket, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Just wanted to let you know we made it in one piece from Fisherman’s Retreat at Ramsbottom last night to the capital of tartan country up here in Edinburgh. That included a bit of a dogleg across the North Yorkshire moors to the tiny hamlet of Sandsend, just north of Whitby on the west coast of England – where we nearly got blown away in the gale, trying to drop in and visit David and Tim at Estbek House – our Yalumba fortress up there in Bram Stoker country.
So I’ve jumped on this computer in a cafe for a quick check in, as I’m off for an early night and a 5am wake up call so that I can nip down to the local Walkabout bar to see my mighty Saints boys go up against the evil Collingwood empire in the AFL Grand Final. Go Sainters!