Saturday, 7 June 2014
The 2014 Challenge, day 10: Feshie - Geldie again (12)
A number of cars passed us as we walked this road. One of them was a Fiat Panda 4x4, and Alan said "That's Maggie" and started waving like a mad thing. The Panda stopped, and its driver got out and came back to greet us. It was indeed Maggie ... Alan's wife and Lucy's mother. She had come to join them at mar Lodge, and was persuaded to go on ahead of us and ascertain whether there was any chance of a bed for me at the Lodge. I had decided that if there was then I would not press on to Braemar; but I was not going to divert to mar Lodge just to find out, in case there wasn't and I had to retrace the diversion and continue on to Braemar anyway. So a panda-borne messenger, able to make the enquiry and report back before we reached Victoria Bridge, was just the ticket.