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  • Day10

    Narrow roads?

    September 15, 2017 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☀️ 10 °C

    Narrow single lane roads are pretty much the norm in the Scottish countryside ...

    After about 200m of straight road, there's a "Passing Place" - which is a slight widening of the road on one side ... However this is a bit of a squeeze when a bus comes along ... 🤤

  • Day4

    Tongue - again (last night )

    October 2, 2016 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☀️ 11 °C

    Given perfect still conditions, I decided to cycle to Durness - for the exercise, the scenery on the way and hope of a pleasant coffee or lunch stop.

    Achieved the first two - great to appreciate the views at cycling pace, particularly of Loch Erribol. And it was a demanding 28 miles on the out leg, taking 2:40 of constant cycling. Refreshments were very limited in Durness with zilch in between. Turning to return I realised I'd had a tail wind on the way out, so more effort was required to make progress returning the same way.

    Only one dwelling en route, belonging to a ceramicist - entrance decorated with ceramics and dear skulls.
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  • Day2


    September 30, 2016 in the United Kingdom ⋅ 🌙 5 °C

    Wind blown at Dunnet head, but with occasional views of Hoy. Interesting museum at Strathnaven, with an exhibition on the clearances made by the local primary school. Arrival at Tongue, so pretty I stayed at the independent hostel there and went for a ride round the loch and up the coast. John Lennon and Yoko Ono crashed their car near here in 1969, apparently.Read more

  • Day3

    Second day in Tongue

    October 1, 2016 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☀️ 11 °C

    Ice on van this morning. Good job I brought my summer sleeping bag!

    Decided to stay in Tongue a second day and go walking. Borrowed a guide to a walk up Ben Loyal and set off. Only saw one other person, a German woman called Yvonne, who was on the same walk and we mutually agreed that it would be safer to stick together.

    Yvonne was good company, loves Scotland, and is very eligible as she owns a brewery and a pub.

    Glad to return in one piece, and to enjoy a cup of tea back at the hostel. Tonight we have the company of 22 motorcyclists (would have been 23 but one crashed yesterday).

    Beautiful sunset in this great location.
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