I decided now I am back in the shed, and I had not seen Greig (some of you have met him at a couple of the Scottish GTGs) that a boozy weekend at his in Aberdeen was in order. But this is me, and this is him. It would be FAR to boring for me to drive up there on the DCW so we hatched a cunning plan. A late luncheon in Aviemore. My route followed the A82 up via Glen Coe. View over Rannoch Moor As you can see the “shed” is looking good. Funnily enough, I saw a lovely dark blue SEC coupe coming the other way, it had an MB related plate. Jay Manek, was this you, I know you were here. Anyway, the fat bloke with the skipped cap that came round the bend who flashed his lights and waved at you, that was me. This road is actually best tackled South to North, I must appologise for NOT directing the Scottish tour people this way. I didn’t have the time to tackle the brilliant Kinlochleven road, so after a quick stop in Ft William I was underway again. After this, I headed up the A82 to Invergarry, and took the A86 that takes you to Newtonmore, Kinguissie and then it becomes the old A9. This is a brilliant driving road and usually fairly quiet. Better still, you get to observe the transition from west coast highland scenery to Cairngorm. Further along Loch Laggan is where the “Monarch of the Glen” TV series was filmed. Sometimes, driving the Mercedes, I feel like that such is the luxury, comfort and power on offer. The Dam at Laggan was on full flow. After arriving in Aviemore, Greig and I met, had dinner at the “Winking Owl” Pub. I’ve always fancied taking in the Tomintoul road, Greig knows this extremely well so we agreed I would follow him into Aberdeen taking in this road, over the Lecht and turning onto the A93 near Braemar. Here we are both parked up just passed the Lecht The scenery here is a lot bleaker, however, it means you can see for MILES. After getting into Aberdeen after a delightful 6 hours driving, Greig and I drank like drains, ate like kings, and then it was homeward bound, alas by the quick way. But look Not bad, the drive up was 40mpg and the whole trip accomplished on half a tank of diesel, that’s just under £60 excluding snacks. I am EXTREMELY glad to be back in the “shed” and she is doing what she does best, putting a smile on my face mile after mile and taking me about in comfort and safety. [FONT="]Oh, it got a compliment when I stopped off for a snack, the fella [/FONT] was saying what lovely condition it was in and what a lovely design of car….I agree!!!