Scotland has welcomed me in the only way it knows how: unpredictable weather, forcing me to stand in the rain for a day. It wasn’t all bad, I dressed for the occasion, but it is certainly a little more challenging to stay focused and motivated with your gear is soaked and your hands are cold.
I feel like it was a proper initiation to the circuit, I’d have felt slightly cheated if the weather had held up and I’d gotten something like a sunburn. Tomorrow’s qualifiers might even be postponed due to apocalyptic weather predictions. Come 8am, we’ll know a little more. I know that everyone at the event wouldn’t mind the day off after today – no one was spared from the tormenting rain and wind.
It’s been a real challenge to get into the photo groove, but I’m reveling in the experience. The people involved with the race have been quite nice, and it’s just a treat to be at such a prestigious venue. I don’t mind the weather or the hours, my job has no desk and I wear suspenders unironically for me “uniform”…I dig this set up.