>> Thursday, November 13, 2014
Okay..Day 4 of our Autumn trip is set to head towards Scotland. But we went shopping first at Meadowhall Shopping Center around Sheffield area that morning. We bought some groceries first at Tesco. You know what, after spending time at UK's Tesco, now I don't mind buying Tesco's brand for something money-value though. hehehehe.
In Meadowhall, we didn't really wandered around much. We straight went into Primark outlet where the prices are affordable and really cheap for some items. So,I decided to buy decent clothing for my family's souvenir rather than buying a low quality "i love london" t-shirt.
I bought some t-shirts, Office shirts that costs 7pound each and few pcs of Xiyad's clothes. I think we spent almost 2 hours here and headed straight to Lake District.
Following the GPS, we used the same road as the one before. Looking back at the greenery scene and drove for around 3 hours if I could recall correctly. Acik was asking us to set the GPS to Lake District Tourist Center and planned to have our lunch there. It was a cloudy day. We reached the town on our way but still continued towards the tourist center that had nothing and I was kinda disappointed. We should just stop at the town by the lake or any of the stop that we passed by which has a very nice view, but instead we went to somewhere yang takde apa.
Actually bukan lah takde apa that place. There's a nice lake view if we walked a bit to where those flying fox was heading to. But it was rather windy and cold. And we were more focus on having lunch and performing solah. So we stopped here for quite some time, taking turn using the toilet, having lunch in the van and performed our solat.
I just feasted myself with the lauk je without the rice. Malas..cam leceh plak nak makan nasi. Well, the view was quite autumny..hahaha..but I couldn't wait to go back to the town where we could see the lake view properly.
While waiting semua orang siap..ate bergambar lah dulu. Xiyad wearing his Liverpool sweater suit bought by Acik the day before in Liverpool. Thanks Acik
Buat Peace ni sbnrya..tapi sebab glove besar..jadi la gitu. HAHAHAHA.
Ni je 2 pictures snapped using the 70-200mm 2.8 lense that I brought along. HAHAHAHA. Penat je berat2 bawak. Tapi tak pakai sangat.
Acik found out that we have to pay for parking. Hekeleh..kawasan taman camtu pun nak bayar parking. Niat memang malas nak bayar dah. Bukan ada gate ke apa kan.
When everything dah settled, I drove out of the place and everyone was like "tak bayar parking ke?". Aku macam malas dah nak bayar..Tapi because the upper parking space has a nearer parking machine, I walked out and pergi bayar. MUJUR BAYAR HOII!!! Rupanya nombor plate dah ada dalam sistem. HAHAHAHA. Maybe there's a camera where the admin can take our plate number and update accordingly. HAHAHAHA. Orang malaysia..selagi leh lepas, nak lepas..bwahahaha.
In 10minutes drive, we reached back the town. It's already dark..sad..but ok la..managed to get some pictures still. Huhu..It was windy, getting dark and drizzling a bit. Sejukkk. Layan je lah gambar ye.
Then we walked a bit to find a souvenir shop. They were about to close their shops though.
Xiyad kalau suruh peace je dia akan peace la..tapi tak suruh dia tak buat..hahaha comeyl
Mujur la kedai ni tak tutup lagi..dapat la beli souvenir. Sebagai peminat mug..aku mmg dah aim satu mug ni..besar gak la...tulis LAKE DISTRICT..cantek..tapi sebab takut byk sangat mug beli kang nak bawak balik berat n makan space. Tak jadi beli. And smpi skang nyesal..huwaaaaaa
Okay..pastu masing2 masuk van, it was getting dark. 6PM is already maghrib. At that time, it was 5:30PM rasanya. I set the GPS to Glasgow Travelodge..wowwwww...3.5 hours..ambekkk... Putting our whole trust to the GPS..kami pun gerak..
Sekali..ko tau tak, kami lalu jalan yang kecik..ibarat jalan naik fraser hill..tepi2 dia ada tembok yang korang boleh tengok dalam drama braveheart smua tu. And lepas pada tembok tu sepanjang jalan as a divider, kawasan luas sayup mata memandang..cantekkk...tapi sbb dh maghrib..dia bertukau jadi horror..Ni haa..bawah ni gambag..tapi tak dapat la nak clear sangat..ate gelapp
Ate kalau rosak ke tayar pecah tak ke haru...Jalan tu rentas tasik..agak panjang juga kona2 nye. And memang sepanjang jalan tu ada nampak penginapan.. Kalau lalu waktu siang mesti best. Dok lepas sejam lebih lalu, keluar akhirnya ke jalan biasa..legggaaaa laaaahhhhh...
Ada tersalah masuk roundabout skali tu...dan2 gps reroute patah balik. Mujur malam2 tu we noticed the landmark and went back to the first route sampai la the GPS reroute back jalan yang mula2 tadi. Fuh..mujur dh terrer skit leh lawan cakap GPS. So dari jalan punya kecik horror, lalu pekan, lalu highway, masuk bandar, kuar bandar...and diperdayakan GPS yang lead us in the middle of a fucking bridge dia kata ada hotel!!! Akhirnya smpai la ke Travelodge Glasgow.
Belakang Starbucks and near Petrol Pump..okay la..Ateh pi beli COsta tak habaq..deng sunggoh...Aku minum nescafe saja la yang hotel tu sediakan. Aku baring2 tidoq dulu sbb dah penat...depa smua dah start tido baru aku bangun smyg makan and layan Hitman..