Monthly Archives: August 2012

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Red sky in morning, bikers take warning – Duror to Inveraray (90/19,935ks, 650m)

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(written by Nancy) So, I think yesterday was just a fakeout by Scotland – the sun doesn’t really shine here and the rain really does come down.  More on that later.  We were snug as bugs in our camp pod … Continue reading

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A great three loch day from Fort Augustus to Duror (84/19,845ks, 525m)

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(written by Dave) Today was a great day.  Wow, what a difference it makes to have sunshine and no rain.  It also helps that we were riding along beautiful highland lakes surrounded by picturesque mountains.  We started the day early … Continue reading

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Looking for Nessie –Inverness to Fort Augustus (53/19,761ks, 480m)

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(written by Dave) We very much enjoyed the hostel overnight.  Cooking was great, on a real stove.  Sleeping was great, in a real bed.  And best of all, the tent was dry this morning making for an easy start.  The … Continue reading

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Dingwall to Dingwall to Inverness (50/19,708ks, 380m)

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(written by Dave) Just when it seemed like we would never make it to Leod Castle, today we finally did. Today was supposed to be the nice day weather-wise but only 3 minutes after I woke up at 6:30, at … Continue reading

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Rain delay in Dingwall

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(written by Dave) This will be a quick post as we basically have done nothing all day.  When we got up the sky was darkened by storm clouds.  I hit the gents and by the time I returned it started … Continue reading

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Nearing my clan home – Lairg to Dingwall (65/19,658ks, 460m)

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(written by Dave) First a word about midges.  They are little gnat like bugs that are the scourge of Scotland.  They are mostly found on the west coast and they have been known to drive people insane.  They swarm around … Continue reading

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Passing places on the Northern Scotland express – Bettyhill to Lairg (75/19,593ks, 524m)

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(written by Nancy) Grey skies this morning at the Bettyhill campground – such a change from the warm afternoon we had yesterday.  The campground has some beautiful views down to a sandy beach so it’s unfortunate that it’s in a … Continue reading

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Hilly heather day – Thurso to Bettyhill (50/19,518k, 660m)

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(written by Dave) We had some more rain overnight but for the third day in a row we had no rain while we were riding.  I’m not sure what the record for dry days in a row for Scotland is … Continue reading

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The start of JOGLE – John O’Groats to Thurso (50/19,463ks, 420m)

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23 August 2012 – The start of JOGLE – John O’Groats to Thurso (50/19,463ks, 420m) (written by Nancy) We had a bit of a lazy morning and didn’t leave the campsite until almost 9:30.  This was partly due to a … Continue reading

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To the edge of nowhere – London to John O’ Groats (26/19,413k, 205m)

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(written by Nancy) I survived the train, 16 hours in all.  Wrist bands and Dramamine did the trick again.  The sleeper car was ok, not too bad actually, only a bit bumpy.  We had an overnight train to Inverness, followed … Continue reading