We thought it was about time we took Missy the mini out of her winter hibernation. It’s been three weeks since the last snowfall, and tiny buds are just starting to appear on the stick trees. After two jumpstarts (thanks random kind man near the servo!), we were off! We headed west on the south Deeside b roads that Missy likes so much. Unfortunately this was a particularly harsh winter, the snow left the roads with more than a few potholes, so it was dodgems most of the way. We decided not to risk an engine switch off at Glen Tanar to nab a cache there, and kept on westward instead. We had a quick stop (engine running) to check out the art at this quaint gallery with an old petrol bowser and red telephone box. The lady gave us a handy lesson to fine tune our Scottish pronunciation. We already knew Garioch is geerie and Strachan is strawn, but now we also know Finzean is pronounced fingan with a soft g and Feughside is feeookside!
Then it was time to hit the road again to the Finzean Farm Shop and Teahouse for afternoon tea snacks before a quick roadside TB drop cache then home again. Now we are settled onto the couch with our red wine, gorgonzola and Finzean venison chorizo. Yum! Fingers crossed Missy’s battery is charged enough for another spin tomorrow!