…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
“How different would things have
been had that first garage changed the tyre back then?”