Dreaming Stones: Heading north…

Earlier this year we were supposed to be heading north to the Scottish Isles for a holiday. Circumstances dictated otherwise, so instead of writing about our planned trip, I thought I would share again our last adventure through Scotland and the Western Isles. As usual, because this trip came on the back of a workshop weekend, the posts were not published on a single blog, so over the next few weeks, join Stuart and I as we wander northwards…

I hit the road after work for the first leg of what would prove to be a very long journey and one full of unexpected adventures. From my home in the south, I drove to Yorkshire to collect Stuart. Next morning, we left for Scotland, choosing, as always, a route that would avoid the oppressive and insistent clamour of motorways. It undoubtedly takes much longer, but if you are going to work with the landscape, there is no better way to begin to connect with it than by experiencing it… even if only through the windscreen of a car.

We were heading into the Highlands to attend a workshop, a joint venture with our own school and a magical Lodge. The weekend would take us to sites ranging from the ancient, to the historic, to the simply beautiful. It would be an opportunity to connect with old friends we see too seldom as well as, we hoped, enabling us to meet up with friends who live in the far north, before embarking on our own adventures. But not all plans work out the way we have envisaged…

Passing through the Derbyshire and Yorkshire Dales, we skirted the peaks of Cumbria and, around lunchtime, paused in Penrith. One of the tyres appeared to have a slow puncture and, given the miles and terrain we were planning on covering, a dodgy tyre was the last thing we would need. The mechanic removed the tyre, duly checked it and, in spite of its previous and persistent loss of air, pronounced it to be fine. We paid the bill and resumed our journey.

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About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at scvincent.com and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email: findme@scvincent.com.
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2 Responses to Dreaming Stones: Heading north…

  1. ditto we had to scrap our 2020 3 week campervan trip in May – still not quite got over the disappointment after the months of planning – things can only get better I hope.

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