We arrived at Jaz's pretty late in the evening and were greeted by our wonderful friend and 3 cold beers. It was so nice to end the trip this way, chilling in Jaz's absolutely crazy shed/bedroom/pad with trippy fairy lights, beer and wine.I dont think there's much more to say than we had a lovely … Continue reading End of the road 😦
The night was pretty long as I kept waking up to the midges and random sounds that in my groggy state sounded exactly like someone stealing my bike! (I think it was the wind?)Gregor then managed to elbow me in the nose and so I gave up on sleep to do some damage control on … Continue reading Harris to Skye to Perth!
We survived, though we haven't yet ventured outside. There are still a tonne of midges on the outer of the tent! I'm staring to wonder if citronella works, or it's actually some kind of tourist trap. Maybe local shops sell it so that tourists buy it and when they light the candles all the midges … Continue reading Midge midge midge midge midge!!
3 students are stuck in a tent on South Harris and are surrounded by midges.Seriously this is horrible! It's not raining but it sounds like it is due to the sheer number of midges hitting the tent! Cooking dinner was an absolute mission and every time i put a hand out the tent it came … Continue reading Send Help!
After a slow start his morning - Callum really didn't want to get up! We packed up our kit and headed to the cafe next to the ferry port along with the guys we were leaving today. I dont think I realised just how much I needed a cup of coffee and a sausage roll … Continue reading To Harris!
So it turns out I was right to be nervous about my knee!It's been an interesting day on the joints front. The knee pain setting off this morning was pretty bad, it was enough to keep my quiet for the first leg as I got used to it! Maybe no more hills for a while … Continue reading West coast of Uist – silly knees, a few goodbyes, sun and sunsets!
Today the plan was to head to the base of Aval? (Will check names when I'm home!)We basically had gorgeous weather and headed along some beautiful tracks toward the east coast of Uist!We stopped off at a cafe just out of Howmore and bumped into the group i hillwalkers cycling the isle in the other … Continue reading Dougs Birthday
We had a wonderfully leisurely morning as the rain was pounding on our tent and we refused to leave!We had a ferry to catch at 4 ish from Barra to Eriskay and tonnes if time, however we hadn't really cycled together at this point and for all we knew we'd be cycling at 5km an … Continue reading Barra to South Uist
Bit tiredVery tannedNice to see douggles and friendsSo far my bike hasn't broken though the rain has meant my brakes dont always workOh and 3rd gear is playing up.We're faffing like crazy and the hills are pretty gruelling, but we're now going with the wind so yay!Pub stop right now, low on battery and will … Continue reading Quick Blog 🙂
We headed into fort William on saturday morning to pick up a few last bits and bobs and then headed on our way out of the city. This was by far the busiest road I'd ever cycled in so we stuck close together and took it easy.Most lorries as caravans were great at overtaking us, … Continue reading Fort William to Oban!