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Old 02-03-2011, 01:17 AM   #16
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Thanks for all the nice responses .

@cosybike: Yes you're right. But it wasn't the last time I visited Scotland .
Next time I will also visit this part of this beautiful country.

@eurorider1: YES!! Sango Sands is a great campsite! Incredible view!

@vegasrendall: The communication with the locals is really special At my second day near Galloway I was stopped by an officer of the Beach Patrol. I wonder if I did something wrong and was a bit afraid. The officer talked to me and I Thought..."WHAT the HELLL??? What kind of language is that??? I don't understand a word!!" But as he saw my facial expression he laughed and told me in perfect understandable englisch that I have to be carefull the next 2 Miles because there are some sportsmen on the road.
Very nice people the scots!
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Old 02-03-2011, 04:16 AM   #17
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Great report

Your photos do justice to (IMO) the most beautiful part of the UK.
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Old 02-03-2011, 05:10 AM   #18
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Great pics! They remembered me my trip as you visited much of the same places.
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Old 02-03-2011, 06:56 AM   #19
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Brilliant! A trip like this is something I'd love to do one day.

Thanks for sharing.
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Old 02-03-2011, 07:54 AM   #20
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Great report and photos. Dream trip for me! Thanks for sharing.
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Old 02-03-2011, 01:53 PM   #21
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Love the pictures

more please, spent three years in Scotland (Campletown) any chance you'll get down there, I know it's off the beaten path, but it would be nice to see lots of pictures from there.
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Old 02-03-2011, 05:53 PM   #22
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Great Report on one of my favorite places on earth. Scotland and especially the Isle of Skye.
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Old 02-03-2011, 08:16 PM   #23
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Fantastic. I've covered a lot of the same ground... just not on a bike. Also, as I'm a MacDonald (lineage from the Isle of Skye), it strikes a special chord to see a bit of the homeland. Any chance you could elaborate on the women wearing robes and life preservers? What was that all about? Also, what was the big lineup for two pictures above Newcastle? Several years ago, I was friends with the police constable of Mallaig and boy did he have some stories to tell. He's since retired and I've lost contact.
Thanks for all the pictures... you've just given a great many of us a little more to dream about.
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Old 02-03-2011, 09:27 PM   #24
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Beautiful pictures! Another place to add to my list of rides....
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Old 02-03-2011, 10:40 PM   #25
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Yes, Hardnot Pass. Went over that in a VW Kombi, first gear white knuckle ride. If I'd stopped, I'd have never got the thing going again.

Your photos brought back great memories of a time I toured that area, thanks.
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Old 02-05-2011, 06:06 AM   #26
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@durtklod: The women wearing robes and life preserves were some schoolgirls which were coming back from a sightseeing tour with a ship northern John O'Groats. Allthough they were very wet they had a good mood and were laughing a lot.
The big lineup in Newcastle ist the queue before going on the ferry back to Amsterdam.

@ tommyhof: Ok ich will share some more pics..



the lowlands







campingsite near galloway





campsite near Stirling



mmhh yummy :-)







ferry to Isle of Skye









met a very nice couple also from Germany with an old XS400 ..







on the way to applecross







Ullapool...







Drumbeg viewpoint









Thats me :-)



Meeting of the Royal Enfield Club.... Very friendly guys!!





very lonely house.....



Meeting of the generations in John O'Groats:-)





Not much water....







A salmon farm? Maybe..??





Campsite in Ullapool...







This day my bike took a fuel shower at the front an a beercan has exploded in my right alubox :-) So the front of the bike smelled like fuel an the rear smells like a pub :-)









cow meets cow :-)











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Old 02-05-2011, 10:41 AM   #27
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the music for this report

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BR-csWS1bcM
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Old 02-05-2011, 11:33 AM   #28
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Wow, great ride. I gotta go there someday.

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Old 02-05-2011, 01:37 PM   #29
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Great pictures!
I'm planning 2 weeks trip around Scotland and Ireland in May this year. Cannot wait now!
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Old 02-05-2011, 03:58 PM   #30
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Nice pics
Where abouts was that campsite in Stirling?

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