Return to Rothesay

View from the deck of the MV Argyle on Saturday, BBC weather forecast: white cloud

After a busy week, the spouse and I headed to Bute for a bit of fresh air. Since we were both tired, we decided to take the train instead of the car for a change.

At the station ticket booth, I made a special effort to enunciate clearly, using my finest exaggerated mouth movements. I wished to avoid a repeat of the previous time I had asked for two returns to Rothesay. On that occasion, after the world’s lengthiest transaction, the bad tempered ticket man issued us with two over-priced returns to Rosyth instead of Rothesay, and nearly made us miss the train.

No such difficulty yesterday and, thanks to my Wallace and Gromit mouth movements, I was successfully issued with the correct tickets at the first attempt.


2 Responses to “Return to Rothesay”

  1. 1 cyborginafield January 31, 2011 at 5:19 pm

    WoW stunning photo. Recognised that somehow. 🙂

    You should tell em yer deaf, that freaks em out. tee hee

    • 2 moiradancer February 1, 2011 at 7:21 am

      I love that view, it always looks totally different depending on what the water and the light are doing. It makes me happy to look at it on the way out and sad on the way back!

      As for Scotrail, although we got the right destination, we required a total of eight separate tickets between us for the journey, and on the way back, there was a totally unannounced replacement bus service from Paisley to Glasgow because there were engineering works on the line. I was very glad I wasn’t one of the unfortunate people who had to squash onto a crowded bus with weans in pushchairs, bikes with panniers, drumkits, etc!

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