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04 – Looking For A Loch Inn Tour – Scotland 2006

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Looking For A Loch Inn Tour 2006

Pannier

On The Road again

A great week in Scotland. We managed to avoid the rain, go to a party on Skye and ride some spectacular roads.

First night spent wild camping on Arran.

Wild Camp On Arran

Burton searched high and low for his sleeping bag. Didn’t find it though.

Lost His Bag, Cold Night Ahead

Forry donned his GS apron and got dinner started while Tuned danced around in a plastic kilt. Hard core.

Pair Of Twats

We left Burton to cry about missing sleeping bags.

Sad Lad With No Sleeping Bag

The next day we were up early. Tuned proved he was an off road god.

Off Road God

We caught another ferry and headed up the West coast.

Ferry Off Arran

Sad Harley Riding Baldy Bloke

Big Skys

Forry Has a Piss

Rather than cross the road bridge to Skye we took the little ferry over.

Way to Skye Ferry

Oooo look another ferry

We got to the village in Skye where our friend Johnny lives just as the sun was setting.

Waternish Sunset

Skye Sky

We met up with the other Tossers who’d turned up for a night on the lash and headed for the pub.

Inn For A Penny

Beers got drank and bullshit got talked. Great night. The next day we packed up the tents and left at midday.

Leaving Skye

We had a fish and chip supper in Plockton where Hamish McBeth is filmed. All of us needed a shower so we got a room above a pub near Applecross.

We headed North the next day on roads that had been recommended. Great advice.

Lots Of Midges

We stopped in Ulapool for provisions.

Ulapool Harbor

Ulapool Fishing Boats

More great roads….

Castle and a Loch, not very original.

Roads we dream of

Grim Reaper Checks His Bike

At Durness we headed South on yet another single track road.

Broch

What it is........

 

Looking Back

My Travel Pests

Rush hour……….

Rush Hour

We managed to get a bed in Sleaperz, a hostel in a train carriage. £11 a night.

Bed on a Train

The next day we headed for G.C’s pub in Fort William for lunch along some more stunning roads.

On the way to Fort William

Postcard Veiw

Loch and Burton

G.C fed and watered us. If your ever anywhere near Fort William drop in to The Lochy Bar and ask for a Scottish Toastie, you won’t be disappointed.

In the afternoon we carried on down to Castle Douglas in the Borders. We camped on the council campsite by the Loch. Nice and cheap as nobody was there to take any money off us.

Castle Douglas Camp

After an evening of beers and curry Tuned headed for his ferry back to Ireland and Burton and me headed for the Lake District.

We had a nice pot of tea in Pooley Bridge….

Nice Pot Of Tea

A room above the pub was secured and we went on the lash for the rest of the day. England beat Greece and my son passed his driving test. Lots to celebrate.

Pooly Bridge Pub

 

Take my advise and go to Scotland, it’s great :thumb Thanks to Tuned, Burton and Forry for your excellent company while on tour, can someone else be Trip Dad next time?

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Written by whatton

November 26, 2008 at 5:36 pm

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