Not sure if you‘re aware of this but it rains in Scotland, eh? We went for a walk on the “golf course” in Iona (a cow\sheep pasture where the biggest hazard is the huge cow paddies and sheep poop you have to navigate) and got caught in a downpour. We both got soaked but John’s nylon jacket in particular was just not cut out for that kind of rain.
The next day we left for Oban and had some time to browse through the charity shops there. We found this fantastic waterproof/breathable jacket at the Oxfam Charity shop for 7 pounds – about $14.
Before I left on this trip I asked friends to recommend some Scottish-themed literature. Several friends recommended Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series. I started the first book just before we left, finished it on Iona, and picked up the next one in the series at the British Heart Foundation Charity shop for 2 pounds (about $4). Normally, I’d be peeved at paying that much for a used book in a thrift shop but it’s 1409 pages long… it’s like getting 3 books, really. So, score!!
It’s so fun thrifting while traveling. What’s your favourite travel-thrift find?