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Title: 10 Day Scotland trip
Post by: Lord Vader on June 27, 2013, 06:56:28 pm
My wife and i met up with a few friends and spend a few days on the Isle of Skye and in Ullapool.
Not going into a big ride report and bore you to death.Just some pics with a few explanations

The Trip

1st night   Peak District
2nd           Yorkshire
3rd            Glencoe
4+5           Skye
6/7/8         Ullapool
9/10               Yorkshire

2400 miles    11 days     45.5mpg(no idea in Kilo/ltr)

My bike ready to go

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Peak District My mate runs a cafe there

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my wife and I on the left,meeting up with friends from the forum(XRV)
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Yorkshire,a forum member owns a campsite,  more about the area at the last stop

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on route to Glencoe

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Glencoe campsite and our walk to the pub :biggrin:

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I have been here a few times but never seen it that beautiful

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My wife on the river which goes through the campsite

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On our way to the Isle of Skye.We took the little ferry near Glenelg which brings you to the rollercoaster

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Start of the "Rollercoaster"

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Wet Skye

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Skye ride about

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We where lucky that we had the use of a cabin for cooking(and drinking ::))

Supply table

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Cooking corner

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we tried cooking outdoors but where eaten alive by the midges

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Leaving Skye the world was good again

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Had to do a Photo stop here

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Ullapool Campsite was a bit windy but the views are stunning.Situated on a loch you can watch the ferry come in twice a day

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next day was one of my best riding days ever

Ullapool-Lochinver-Kylesku-Ullapool

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my favorite shot of the trip

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i promise this is Scotland

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back in camp.I love cooking for my mates. I used to be a chef(Carlton and Joburg Sun,when it was still a 5star)

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Leaving the pub at 00:30,still a bit of light

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My mate found his new tent :biggrin:

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Scotland says good bye

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On the way home we stayed again at Takoda camping in Yorkshire.My mate from Holland took the Ferry from Newcastle so we spend a extra day with him to show him a bit of Yorkshire and the Lake disrtict

You can walk into this cave<walk through the under ground river to the back where there is a waterfall.Real cool 8)

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The way out

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Next we took him over the passes in the Lake district.Kirkstone,Wrynose and Hardknott.

Kirkstone

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Wrynose and Hardknott

and they mean it

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coming from Wrynose looking up Hardknot

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Looking back to Wrynose
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If you never heard of Hardknot have a look on Youtube,its the steepest and tightest pass i ever did

Our last night together

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My little Panzer and myself

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Title: Re: 10 Day Scotland trip
Post by: bungycool on June 27, 2013, 07:34:47 pm
When was this? I'm almost offended you didn't swing by for a cuppa!  Might even have taken a day out to come play.  Did you do apple cross? And next time go on the road on the east shore of Loch Ness.
Title: Re: 10 Day Scotland trip
Post by: Lord Vader on June 27, 2013, 08:09:41 pm
Just about 2 weeks ago now. Feck missed out on a good cuppa. Where about are you?
Why not pop in at the XRV forum.We have our National meet up in Kirby Stevens,Takoda Campsite,Its always a good laugh. Second weekend in sept.
Title: Re: 10 Day Scotland trip
Post by: Lord Vader on June 27, 2013, 08:11:43 pm
Did Applecross before also a few of us suffered High altitude sickness(Babbelaas) so we decided to go straight to Ullapool
Title: Re: 10 Day Scotland trip
Post by: Xchallenge on June 27, 2013, 08:20:24 pm
Nice photos there! Makes me jealous, wish I had a bike when I was over on Edinburgh for a year. It was freezing there compared to South Africa.
I really like the steep hill photos, looks like such a nice ride up the pass.

Thanks for sharing!

 :thumleft:
Title: Re: 10 Day Scotland trip
Post by: MINZI on June 27, 2013, 08:52:25 pm
I saw this report on ADV as well. It takes big balls to camp in that cold weather.  :thumleft:
Title: Re: 10 Day Scotland trip
Post by: Lord Vader on June 27, 2013, 09:27:41 pm
I saw this report on ADV as well. It takes big balls to camp in that cold weather.  :thumleft:
Nope that was not cold.

This was cold
Elephant Rally 2010

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and i could not find my balls anymore as it was -17'C 8)
Title: Re: 10 Day Scotland trip
Post by: Xchallenge on June 27, 2013, 09:36:59 pm
Great balls of Fire! (or ICE in this instance)

That looks HORRIBLE.

Only way I would survive that cold is to "spoon" my best friend (in the most non-gay-way-possible-ofcourse)

 :imaposer:

RESPECT for surviving that, let alone experiencing it.

I saw this report on ADV as well. It takes big balls to camp in that cold weather.  :thumleft:
Nope that was not cold.

This was cold
Elephant Rally 2010

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and i could not find my balls anymore as it was -17'C 8)
Title: Re: 10 Day Scotland trip
Post by: MINZI on June 27, 2013, 09:43:49 pm
There is NO WAY that I will camp in that weather. Thumbs up to all being there.
Title: Re: 10 Day Scotland trip
Post by: Lord Vader on June 27, 2013, 09:57:03 pm
There is NO WAY that I will camp in that weather. Thumbs up to all being there.
It was good fun
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Nothing a good braai could not sort out(and a few beers)

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No need for a beer fridge

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Title: Re: 10 Day Scotland trip
Post by: bungycool on June 27, 2013, 10:43:33 pm
Hehe that reminds me of two years ago camping up at island of Seil near Oban was minus 22 weirdest experience braaing and the steak comes off sizzling on one side and already cold on the other! Coldest week of my life!
Title: Re: 10 Day Scotland trip
Post by: Stofdonkie on June 28, 2013, 07:21:31 am
Damn, some nice pictures bringing back some good memories.

I went kayaking around Lochmaddy and surrounds a few years back. Stunning part of the world.

The three worst hangovers I've ever had:

1. Stornoway
2. Talisker distillery on Skye
3. Ullapool.

 :biggrin:
Title: Re: 10 Day Scotland trip
Post by: punisher on June 28, 2013, 07:40:55 am
Oche aye laddie , bloody nice pcs of scotland , just too much sunshine tho , hehehe

Man , looks wonderful , thx for sharing
Title: Re: 10 Day Scotland trip
Post by: Lord Vader on June 28, 2013, 07:57:22 am
Damn, some nice pictures bringing back some good memories.

I went kayaking around Lochmaddy and surrounds a few years back. Stunning part of the world.

The three worst hangovers I've ever had:

1. Stornoway
2. Talisker distillery on Skye
3. Ullapool.

 :biggrin:
Yep sounds about right. I would just change Stornoway (never been) for Glencoe.These mad scotch guys got strange drinking habbits :biggrin:
as my friend demonstrates here :biggrin:

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and yes i did suffer from high altitude sickness the next day ::)
Title: Re: 10 Day Scotland trip
Post by: Rodlau on August 04, 2013, 05:36:06 pm
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Wow.  First time I seen a braai lugged around on a bike.

Nice report
Title: Re: 10 Day Scotland trip
Post by: Rodlau on August 04, 2013, 05:37:33 pm
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Ok now I got the picture posted.
Title: Re: 10 Day Scotland trip
Post by: DavidMorrisXp on August 04, 2013, 05:44:14 pm
A different kind of rugged beauty, awesome pics & adventure
Title: Re: 10 Day Scotland trip
Post by: stan1975 on August 04, 2013, 05:53:47 pm
 :spitcoffee:nice RR
Title: Re: 10 Day Scotland trip
Post by: BMWPE on August 04, 2013, 06:06:30 pm
 :thumleft:
Thanks for sharing
Title: Re: 10 Day Scotland trip
Post by: superten on August 04, 2013, 06:56:16 pm
Thanks.Scotland is one of my favorite spots-love it!
Title: Re: 10 Day Scotland trip
Post by: bungycool on August 05, 2013, 09:06:24 am
Just about 2 weeks ago now. Feck missed out on a good cuppa. Where about are you?
Why not pop in at the XRV forum.We have our National meet up in Kirby Stevens,Takoda Campsite,Its always a good laugh. Second weekend in sept.
I'm just two minutes from Glasgow airport in paisley. Next time swing by. Depending on work the September break sounds good. Will they accept katooms?
Title: Re: 10 Day Scotland trip
Post by: RobC on August 05, 2013, 09:11:39 am
Thanks for that one... land of two of my ancestors! :thumleft: