Holiday Inn Express Perth
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
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I am very conscious that I need to start slowly heading South but I am also enjoying Scotland too much to want to leave, so I made a last minute decision not to turn for home but to head just one further stage north, going to Perth. Someone had sung the praises of Perthshire and I wanted to have a look although it would mean having to miss out Edinburgh.
Actually it hasn't been a great as I was led to believe although I have only been here three days ...
... us turn around. Doris wants us to go via the A1 but we want to go via Jedburgh. I apologise as I turn her off. She almost feels like one of the family and certainly behaves like one! Again, it is a lovely run over the hills, past the site of the battle of Otterburn and then down into Newcastle. It has been a long day as I have driven most of the way as T had an upset stomach again but that cleared when she stopped driving! Funny about ...
... called cruise control lever!!
On long open motorways ones right hand can get extremely sore holding onto the throttle grip and so like my Transalp I’m going to fit a small handle onto the grip where I can simply lay my hand instead of needing to hold the grip tight all the time.
The dealer I’m heading for is the Honda dealer where I bought this bike from and as always a good chat and a nice hot cup of coffee was to be had.
On my way again and ...
... musical extravaganza- samba and brass led the afternoon activities. We watched and chilled enjoying the moment as many people in kilts walked by with numbers ready for the kilt run at 13.30 which was hoping to set a world record for the number of entrants as it ran along the Tay later in the afternoon. We enjoyed our lunch and were glad that we had taken time out of the day to come and see what it was all about, but the wind was chilly and we had cooled down very quickly after ...
... the hostel common room (yeah, I've never seen it- pretty funny), and then a really funny comedy sketch by David Gorman (whom I've never heard but was hilarious).
The next morning we set out for DOUNE CASTLE! Bwhahaha- yes, this the castle where Monty Python and the Holy Grail was filmed. In the movie there are a handful of castles, but they're all actually filmed at Doune Castle, just from different angles ...