Here we go again. Last touches to the backpacks before saying goodbye to Dougal, and the chilly winds and first hill snows of winter in Scotland. Provided that the Ecuadorian President keeps his recent promises to the long suffering indigenous population, then hopefully the rioting, curfews, and teargas of the last few weeks will remain in the past and we will arrive in Quito in 3 days time. Its been a bit of a guessing game over the last month, with all trips canceled during the declared state of emergency, and gov travel advice saying 'only if journey necessary' . Only got green light 2 days ago ! Keeping an eye on the sparse snippets of Ecuadorian news available on internet. Very exciting. Tracy and David have, possibly somewhat recklessly, offered to look after our beloved monster Spinone until we return. Its amazing what a few G&Ts can achieve !
Ross & Shirley..Live in Portmahomack, Ross-Shire, Scotland... married 45 years (and still talking to each other occasionally) with 4 children, Tracy, Craig, Kelly & Emma, their spouses, Louise, Cris, and Jane, 4 Grandchildren, and a large Spinone called Dougal. Retired after 40 years at the coal face. Me, not Dougal. Now full time Leisure Consultant. Love travelling and sharing our experiences with anyone who's daft enough to listen! ... full info