The 3am post

I joked with No 1 son last night that Mrs Alt would do her usual thing of ringing me at 3am to say ‘Hi, hope you got home safe?’
She and her military father cant do time zone math.
I literally just got back off to sleep at 3:00am (10:00 UK time) and lo and behold « rrring » « rrring » WTF?!? Sleep is sooo overrated right! 2 hrs until the pool opens …

Home!

Is it 7:30pm or 2:30am, either way its been a long day. I can hopefully use this jet lag to my advantage for a few daze and get to the pool early squirly. Got my river swim in with Mrs Alt earlier this week. Write up later.

See you Grande Bretagne!  Ill miss the food but I will not miss the traffic. 
This was the view from my car this morning. Not in a parking lot but on the M25 (freeway) doing a fantastic impression of a parking lot. Ridiculous!

See you Grande Bretagne! Ill miss the food but I will not miss the traffic.
This was the view from my car this morning. Not in a parking lot but on the M25 (freeway) doing a fantastic impression of a parking lot. Ridiculous!

Visited the church where we got married 23 years ago today. Strangely and to my relief, Mrs Alt is still with me :)

Tags: memory lane

Swimmin wi Nessie

We drove along the shores of Loch Ness today. Spoke to a few locals about the best place to swim?
Wha? Are you nuts? There is no best place. You just dont do it, yer idiot!

Even my grand uncles mouth fell open when I mentioned it. We got down to Fort Augustus and found a quiet spot.
It was a tad chilly, Mrs Alt tried the big toe test. Officially,  ‘no effing way’ on the Mrs Alt swimming scale. 
I got changed in the bushes and stepped onto some really slippery rocks. It was freakin cold but went for it. Apparently the water temperature averages 42 F or 6C! Nuff said!

I didnt give my nether regions time to acclimate. I think they were already making a beeline for the warmth of my kidneys. 
In and stroking as quick as poss. Feet numb in a few minutes, hands not far behind. Clambered back out, changed and into a hot car. 

Sadly no monsters to be seen. According to great uncle you need to slather yourself in Colmans Mustard (think manly hot, hot mustard,  not the wimpy American stuff) before getting in, to stand a chace

Swimmin wi Nessie

We drove along the shores of Loch Ness today. Spoke to a few locals about the best place to swim?
Wha? Are you nuts? There is no best place. You just dont do it, yer idiot!

Even my grand uncles mouth fell open when I mentioned it. We got down to Fort Augustus and found a quiet spot.
It was a tad chilly, Mrs Alt tried the big toe test. Officially, ‘no effing way’ on the Mrs Alt swimming scale.
I got changed in the bushes and stepped onto some really slippery rocks. It was freakin cold but went for it. Apparently the water temperature averages 42 F or 6C! Nuff said!

I didnt give my nether regions time to acclimate. I think they were already making a beeline for the warmth of my kidneys.
In and stroking as quick as poss. Feet numb in a few minutes, hands not far behind. Clambered back out, changed and into a hot car.

Sadly no monsters to be seen. According to great uncle you need to slather yourself in Colmans Mustard (think manly hot, hot mustard, not the wimpy American stuff) before getting in, to stand a chace

Tags: swimblr

Local school band in Oban. Pipes and drums. They were greet!

Local school band in Oban. Pipes and drums. They were greet!

We’re in Oban tonight on the west coast. And there she is again, gettin in ma shot!

We’re in Oban tonight on the west coast. And there she is again, gettin in ma shot!

Merica, THIS is how you do gas station food! Not a dubious spinning hot dog in sight. Fresh food, wine and ingredients to grab for dinner.
The only downer, nearly $8 a gallon! You read that right, 8 freakin bucks!

Get out of my panorama! 
Edinburgh from Nelson Monument looking back to the castle.

Get out of my panorama!
Edinburgh from Nelson Monument looking back to the castle.

Finally got near a connection, photo spam pending …

Is that San Francisco being built with Alcatraz in the distance? Or is that Edinburgh looking across the Fourth of Firth or is it the Firth of Fourth?

Finally got near a connection, photo spam pending …

Is that San Francisco being built with Alcatraz in the distance? Or is that Edinburgh looking across the Fourth of Firth or is it the Firth of Fourth?