It’s a miracle! We were finally able to connect with a Warmshowers host in Inverness. We’d tried six times previous with no luck. Either the potential host said no or we had trouble with the logistics to get together.
The main problem is that we don’t have a functioning phone in Europe. My phone doesn’t take SIM cards, so we have to rely on wi-fi connections for communication. This method has been unreliable. I wish I’d done more research before the trip to figure out a better phone solution.
Despite this difficulty, we were able to hook up with Karen in Inverness. She let us sleep in her mini caravan and have us full access to the house. We also pored over a Scotland map together so she could show us some of the better places to visit.
If you’re a bicycle tourist and you haven’t signed up for Warmshowers, you’re missing out on a great community. Over the years we’ve hosted and been hosted by some interesting people.