Category Archives: Scottish tour

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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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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Scottish Day 1 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 2 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 3 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 4 Gallery

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Scottish Day 5

Aviemore to Alness It was raining slightly as I left Aviemore youth hostel at 9.25 this morning.  I had had a slightly later breakfast than usual, and had taken my time getting ready, as I didn’t have as far to … Continue reading

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