Too tired to think…

France & Vincent


…Four hours later,

the rain stopped and we

re-hit the road.


The deflating tyre which had plagued us

again and again,

the whole trip, was worsening

and meant it was too risky to use any motorways.


But the art of the lay-by was not strained.

We pulled into another one

just outside Dumfries.


This lay-by held the boon of sleep,

and a resolution.


On awakening we found a garage

and got the tyre changed.


Strange to say,

it was the first opportunity to do so

since Penrith.


“How different would things have

been had that first garage changed the tyre back then?”


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