Category Archives: Scotland

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Send off in style from Scotland – Crocketford to Carlisle (75/20,241ks, 375m)

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(written by Dave) If we’ve learned anything from the trip it is that the weather can make all the difference.  Our first few days in Bulgaria, and in fact most of the time we spent there, it rained.  We constantly … Continue reading

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Blue skies and green hills – Coylton to Crocketford (85/20,166ks, 770m)

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(written by Nancy) We have updated the post yesterday – plus added photos. Phew, we survived the night at the holiday park from hell and were able to escape before being sucked into the vortex of disco balls, bingo and … Continue reading

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A rough day on the Scottish roads – Dunoon to Coylton (81/20,081ks, 360)

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ORIGINAL TEXT IN STATE OF SHOCK – SEE BELOW FOR UPDATE We are in holiday park hell, somewhere near Ayr, Scotland.  We tried to get a powered tent site but no luck.  Instead they offered that we use the power … Continue reading

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Duncan to the rescue – Inveraray to Dunoon (65/20,000ks, 320m)

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(written by Nancy) No dripping noises outside the window this morning – just the lovely sound of silence, which meant it wasn’t raining!  We took our time getting ready to go this morning, enjoying our porridge (Scottish, of course) and … Continue reading

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Hanging in Inveraray

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(written by Dave) I’m not sure how it came across in the post but yesterday our ride was epic.  Temperatures of 6 to 10 degrees and rain for 4 plus hours.  So today, we decided to have a sleep in … Continue reading

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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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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