The train ride was uneventful and this is also true for the checkin process at Schiphol Airport. A quick check-in and security check is what you can expect from Schiphol and this was again true that day. What helps is using the KLM app to check-in ahead of time and to not bring any fluids over the allowed limit.
Picking up the rental car at hertz was easily done. We had to check what the man at the counter meant with "go through the window, then turn left" .... finally we figured out he meant "go through the door, then turn left". It made much more sense when we got that translation from the Glasgow Scottish that was spoken by the guy at the counter. Great guy by the way.
So, put the stuff in the car, try to find all the controls, program Tom and Tom and then start to drive. Taking the wrong side of the road was ok, except that it felt odd at first. What feels more odd is shifting with my left hand. I put it in 3rd or 4th gear a few time, but after that all went smooth. Oh, and think miles per hour, not kilometres per hour.
Ones of the two lane highway the scenery became less flat and increasingly mountainous. Incredible views opened up before us as the road twisted and turned along the lochs, glens and bens (lakes, valleys and mountains). The advice speed is 60 mph along much of the route and this is fast enough. You really don't want to drive any faster if you'r not a local and know the way. Tip: if the word "slow" is painted on the road, then follow the advice and slow down!!!
|Two Friends enjoying the view|