Yesterday was our day off so we packed up the ‘van Sunday night (11pm) and were up at 6am with the plan to get to Ullapool early.
Everything was going smoothly and Dean foolishly commented that we were early for once… We did our final checks, jumped in the front seats and turned the key in the ignition – dead as a dodo!
We pondered for a few minutes, left it for a few hours trying to re-charge the battery but conceded defeat about 1pm and called Fiat Assist out, only to find out that ‘Fiat Assist’ becomes Forbes Garage up here! They are the local garage in Aultbea who have an excellent reputation and we had considered just calling them instead.
They got us working again but by this time we had already decided to scrap the idea of going to Ullapool and went to the pub instead! Now we will remember to run the engine once a week and make sure we drive out once a month just to re-charge the battery.
It has sort of worked in our favour as we’re now going to go to Inverness next Monday instead. We need a new back tyre for the scooter so have arranged to have it replaced at one of the garages in the city, and we’ll have a look at their motorycle range too while we’re there….
The weather is glorious here today, with a breeze to keep those pesky midges away! On duty at 4pm with a long day ahead of us tomorrow, so we’re going to have some scones with butter and jam to prepare ourselves!