8th August Mission Accomplished.

8th August Mission accomplished Last night as I had just posted the blog 3 more End to Enders entered the pub. Will from USA has come over to do LEJOG. He thinks the midgies are better than the mossies he has to put up with back home. He is self sufficient on his tour. Jackie …

7th August all day into the wind to Craske, but no midgies or rain

During the night it rains heavily. I wake up a couple of times but just smile and roll over. The car park is flooded when I go to get Genevieve. Lots of sharp climbs out of Dingwall but it’s fine, a strong wind blowing and no midgies. I’m thankful for that even if it is …

6th August Midgie motivation and wet ride to Dingwall

Last night when I left the midgie hideaway I headed back to the tent. I practised my version of the Scottish wave, the midgies were still out in force. Getting in my tent lots had got in there as well. I had 15 minutes of ‘ let’s see how many midgies I can kill before …

5th August more rain and then over the sea to Skye

Heavy rain overnight meant packing a wet tent away again. At least it was fine while I had packed. I had talked nicely to Jonny last night and wrangled buying breakfast in the hotel. Full cooked breakfast got me off to a good start. By 8.20 I’m on the road. 5 dry miles and then …

4th August 3rd Cardinal point achieved and then bonked!

You are aware one of my cycling mates asked for more sex in the blog, this title might suggest that. However to my non cycling friends to bonk on a bike is to run out of energy big time. This happened today but more later. Last night I sat in the campers open shelter and …

3rd August what’s the story in Ballamory

Difficulty loading photos last night and it kept republishing blog each time it failed. Weak signal again so I’ll only risk one photo again tonight. Last night was a rowdy night in the pub, it was so busy and I eventually found out why. It was the Rector’s leaving do, just love that. Awake early, …

2nd August Beautiful through Arran and over the 1000 mile mark for the trip.

This mornings alarm clock were Oystercatchers, redshanks and curlews. Lovely to hear. I awake to a totally dry tent and I make the most of it and pack away quickly. While I am doing this Martin who is with his family and are from Holland ask if I would like a coffee. Proper coffee. I …

1st August A dry (ish) day and to the coast

A slightly disturbed nights sleep with the people in the adjoining room coming in noisily at 1.30 and making noise to 3.30. I was up and about at 6.30 I wonder if they had heard me! I’d packed all my panniers last night, so a quick wash, dressed and down for breakfast with all my …

31st July Rest day in Dumfries

I woke 7.30 in a proper bed but no sound of rain. I checked my phone and this tweet from Susie Dent was the first thing I read A lovely reminder (because the cap fits) that hurkle-durkling, from 18th-century Scottish slang, means lying in bed, or lounging about, long after it’s time to get moving. …

31st July Rain again and into Scotland

Last night as I was in my tent, tawny owls and oyster catchers were calling and they soon lulled me to sleep. After the long day yesterday I did not get up until 8am. Tony who had shown me to my pitch last night was almost packed. He is travelling around and gigging with his …

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