Shit sandals in Scotland

If you’ve never taken the train up the east coast of the UK then you’ve never really travelled.  That’s just my opinion, of course. North of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, it’s the most delightful journey. The track wends its way through Northumberland, cutting through the countryside and hugging the coastline, affording stunning views of the North Sea. AboveContinue reading “Shit sandals in Scotland”

My top 10 travel photos of 2021

You will have seen from my last post that I was in a quandary about whether or not to renew my rambling for another 12 months, given that solo travel was non-existent in 2020 and pitiful at best this year. In the end, I decided that I would keep solong.blog, although I’m not really sureContinue reading “My top 10 travel photos of 2021”

Don’t be afraid to walk alone. Don’t be afraid to like it.

I board the bus and I greet the driver. “Good morning,”, I say, giving him my brightest smile.  “I’m going to Balmedie, please”. He smiles back and then winks at me. “That’s a coincidence! So am I.”