After missing UK father’s day on 20/06/2021, Liam used his dad powers to transfer one father’s day across international waters. The dad of the day enjoyed a much needed sleep in after a week of early starts. There were some quick video calls back home to thank our Aussie dads/ grandfathers.
Eloise and Lachlan then spoilt Dadda with a new Scottish teapot and roof racks. Of course, after all of Eloise’s IKEA training she insisted she did the installation. We are gearing up for some bigger adventures out of Scotland, watch this space.
After a quick breakfast with Lachlan on the table, we hopped in the car and returned to Mugdock Country Park, a family favourite.
We were enjoying a lovely dawdle until Liam had a cracking idea. We slogged it uphill with the pram across an uneven sheep paddock until we arrived at the Anti Aircraft Gun Placement, well, what was left of it, Sophie was thrilled. By this time the sun had come out and we were roasting, jeans were a bad choice. Turns out there was an actual walking path up the other side. Eloise and Liam inspected the labyrinth of old tunnels and bunkers until it all got a wee spooky and ran back to Super Mum.
Exhausted we returned home for some sausage rolls and a mini-break.
The Antonine Wall, known to the Romans as Vallum Antonini, was a turf fortification on stone foundations, built by the Romans across what is now the Central Belt of Scotland, between the Firth of Forth and the Firth of Clyde. It spanned approximately 63 kilometres (39 miles) and was about 3 metres (10 feet) high and 5 metres (16 feet) wide. Lidar scans have been carried out to establish the length of the wall and the Roman distance units used. Construction began in AD 142 at the order of Roman Emperor Antoninus Pius, and took about 12 years to complete.
The bath house was discovered in the early 1970s by builders working on a housing development. Most of the rest of fort has been built over. The bath house lies about 150 metres from Bearsden town centre.