It’s been wild on the road home from Scotland today. We had intended leaving Scotland in the late afternoon, but I am so glad that we decided to leave earlier instead. We picked up the dogs from the kennels at noon and then started to make tracks towards the Lake District. Boy! Did the wind blow!Our journey home must truly have been watched over with tenderness and care by the Lord. Hubby drove slowly and carefully, often below the legal speed limit whilst more daring drivers sped past us. We encountered two types of weather on the motorway: wet and windy; and dry and grey, but mostly of the former. As we drove along, we saw two large trucks blown over on their sides. We were then reduced to a crawl and, indeed, came to a standstill at one point when a three-lane road we were on narrowed into two.
I pray and hope that the truck drivers were not badly hurt when their trucks overturned. These high-sided articulated vehicles should surely not be allowed on the roads when the forecast is for high winds and driving horizontal rain! What price the pursuit of money!
We left Bathgate at 12:15 pm and arrived home just before 5:30 pm. Normally, it takes three hours to drive between Edinburgh and Bowness-on-Windermere. Today, it took an extra two hours, but the Lord brought us home safe, for which I am enormously grateful.
Bowness-on-Windermere was lit up like a Christmas tree when we arrived in town. There are lots of people about and the shops and restaurants are open as usual. Although we will only re-open our guest house tomorrow, Saturday, 28th December, many accommodation providers must have remained open during the Christmas period as their car parks were full.
At Blenheim Lodge, we have DISCOUNTED B&B accommodation available over the New Year period, so do come and join us. If you are thinking of visiting the Lakes, I can assure you that at present I can hear the wind blowing but there does not seem to be anything more to it than that. Perhaps the wind is blowing away any rain clouds too!
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