Just musing over some observations ….parking is an issue with few people wealthy enough to have a garage or even a place to park their car at home ….most have to park on the street. The houses are all TINY by Australian standards….yet there is heaps of vacant land all over ….its a puzzlement! They all ( private homes, B&Bs and Hotels) seem to have weird showers with little heating systems where you pull a chord to start it and you have a choice with dials …freeze or burn …anything in between gives you the water presser that would fill a teaspoon …. I don’t know if anyone here manages to wash …or maybe they don’t bother! Most places have stairs …homes, cafes, hotels etc …the majority are steep and narrow and very difficult to negotiate with heavy panniers and motorbike gear. EVERYTHING is built on hills ….we are really getting our excercise …which is good …..except for our current chest infections making breathing even harder. The Locals are very welcoming to Aussies and helpful…..but there are some MAD drivers….especially on the narrow single traffic roads …..luckily Vince is a defensive rider and always one step ahead in keeping us safe…I am also very thankful for BMW ABS …the ANIMAL does her bit as well. The weather is a challenge …rain, hail, ice, snow, thunderstorms and gale warnings all experience in the past week! This combined with narrow roads and traffic has slowed progress and not many miles can be covered in a day …our planning …conservative by Australian standards of between 200 – 400km a day (we have done 1000km in a day in WA) is way out! The scenery is SPECTACULAR to say the least…in both England and Scotland ….truely beautiful and magnificent…the sense of history is also amazing!