Monthly Archives: July 2012

Scottish Day 4 Gallery

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Scottish Day 4

Perth to Aviemore The architects of the student accommodation in which I stayed last night obviously didn’t regard soundproofing as a high priority when designing it, as was evidenced by the clarity with which I heard the conversation of the … Continue reading

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Scottish Day 3 Gallery

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Scottish Day 3

New Lanark to Perth A combination of dessert last night, nine hours sleep and both porridge and a cooked breakfast this morning had me feeling as though I could climb the hill out of New Lanark twice. This was just … Continue reading

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Scottish Day 2 Gallery

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Scottish Day 2

Newton Stewart to New Lanark I struggled to get out of bed for breakfast at 8.00 am today.  I slept well, but the early start yesterday was probably taking its toll. I was away on the dot of 9am, and … Continue reading

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Scottish Day 1 Gallery

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Scottish Day 1

Belfast – Cairnryan – Mull of Galloway – Newton Stewart After an uneventful crossing on the ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan, I exited the boat to find that the Irish mist had turned to Scottish rain. I sheltered under the … Continue reading

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Early start

It was a bleary-eyed cyclist who left home at just after 6.00am this morning, accompanied by the finest of Irish mizzle. Denise had got up to see me off, making me a cup of tea, despite not feeling great herself. … Continue reading

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Repairs

It is now a week since I completed the Irish end to end, and most of my body has completely recovered. The one nagging issue is my right Achilles tendon, which has achilles tendinopathy, thankfully caught in the early stages. … Continue reading

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