A tweet from Alan Sloman reminds me that today sees the start of the annual migration of TGO Challengers heading North of the border towards the various starting points on the West coast of Scotland.
Tomorrow Glasgow Queen Street Station will start to look like the photo below as Challengers meet up and renew old friendships, and make new ones, waiting for the train to take them to their start point.
This train journey is one of the classic train journeys in the UK. Taking Challengers through some of the most spectacular countryside on their way to Oban or Mallaig (or stations in between).
Tomorrow night will be spent socialising, and enjoying the last comforts of a proper bed and a shower/bath, before heading off on Friday on their carefully planned routes across Scotland.
Yes I am a little jealous I am not going, but work now prevents me taking part. My two crossings are some of my fondest memories, and greatest achievements.
I wish all of this years Challengers a safe crossing and good weather.
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