It looks like I'm destined to spend my life golfing. I'm off to Tenerife next week and had hoped for a couple of days by the pool but they've got me golfing instead - every day. It's like being sentenced to play the game for the rest of your natural. Ach well!
I'm sleeping in the van tonight at one of my favourite spots overlooking Dornoch Beach.
Unbelievably the forecast is for sun. It's 6.30am and the rain's pounding down on the van roof like a Ginger Baker solo. Last night I took a walk along the beach at sunset to do some 'arty' shots of the sand and water and up pops the full moon, straight out of the North Sea. Absolutely stunning!
So today we'll tee up at Dornoch, a worthy test that I always enjoy. It's always worth coming those extra miles to sample the best course in Scotland never to have hosted an Open. And here comes the sun.