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Old 03-12-2011, 05:17 PM   #61
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Great pictures!
I'm planning 2 weeks trip around Scotland and Ireland in May this year. Cannot wait now!
hello there,have you a route planned for scotland?if you can recomend anywhere to visit i would be very grateful.i am heading over april time for four or five days and plan to ride blind apart from sticking to nth west.goodluck on your trip. ian.
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Old 03-13-2011, 12:38 AM   #62
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thanks a million for sharing the photos.scotland is surely a beautiful place.what time of the year did you travel and how did you find camping in the wild (any tips) goodluck ian.
Hi Ian...

I visited Scotland in June2010. I was lucky to be there when there was not much rain.
Camping in the wild was fine.. No Problem to find a place for the night. Especially in the north... On the Isle of Lewis are great areas of peat... When it is rainy its not a good idea to camp on this peat...
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You have to visit Sango Sands Camping Site in Durness! This is the most beautiful campingsite I have ever been. Be sure your tent is Storm-safe....
And be sure that the moquitonet of your tent is very fine-meshed. The midges are very small and they will eat you up ;-)


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Old 03-13-2011, 04:09 PM   #63
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Great report Christian, I want to ride Hardknott pass some day. Its good you got some sunny days, Scotland is special!
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Old 03-13-2011, 06:57 PM   #64
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wonderful images, thanks much for sharing!
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Old 03-14-2011, 04:53 AM   #65
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very nice chris...awesome pictures...and it looks always rainy and cloudy on the island!

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Old 03-14-2011, 05:00 AM   #66
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very nice chris...awesome pictures...and it looks always rainy and cloudy on the island!

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Danke schön... Although the picture gives the impression that there was a lot of rain.. in fact it wasn't... There was just half a night rainy and some days there was a bit of drizzle but most of the days were complete dry.
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Old 04-04-2011, 01:13 AM   #67
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To keep the midges at bay you need some of this- available in the Highlands.. It really is the only thing that keeps them away



Music for a Scottish bike trip..

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Old 04-07-2011, 12:16 AM   #68
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To keep the midges at bay you need some of this- available in the Highlands.. It really is the only thing that keeps them away

Thanks for the hint. Next time I will defintely use it...
So thats the reason why most of the ScotlandAdventures come back to their countries with beautiful and soft skin and a
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Old 03-09-2012, 09:28 AM   #69
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I could easily soend two months doing the same journey you did. All those mountains, rivers. shorelines. Who needs Mongolia?
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Old 03-09-2012, 12:28 PM   #70
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Nice RR, i live about 15 miles north of the Newcastle ferry terminal, if you are ever back this way feel free to call in (and any other travellers passing)

BTW, Is that a Dortmund reg plate on your GS, used to go to Dortmund/Essen a couple of times a year for work (Limbacker Platz in Essen if i recall )
I love riding in Germany, usually i base myself in Dusseldorf and have a look around, Neanderthal Valley was interesting
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Old 03-09-2012, 01:14 PM   #71
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Love the photos! Really makes me want to visit there. Thanks for the report!
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Old 03-09-2012, 01:50 PM   #72
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Christian, nice pics. If you couldn't open the vid, try this http://www.youtubeunblocker.org/


I did the hardknott pass 25Years ago. With an R80 and my girl friend. And I have to stop two times. In the second gear. Wasn't funny to start again, cause I have to change the gear. When I try, the bike moved downwards. . .
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Old 03-10-2012, 12:56 PM   #73
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Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. What wonderful country. Amazing.
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Old 03-10-2012, 02:55 PM   #74
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I toured Scotland on my K75s for three weeks in 2010 and it rained every day.I swear I had moss growing on my raingear.Scotland is such a beautiful country I had to do it again in 2011 and fortunately the weather was a little better.

I first did Hardknott Pass in 1962 riding a Triumph T110 with a matching Busmar Astral sidecar containing a very nervous then wife and son hanging on for dear life.It was such a kick I turned around on the other side of the pass and did it over again.Wrynose Pass which you have to go over to reach Hardknott heading west is a hoot too.I have done them many times since then and can't wait to go back and do it all again.

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Old 03-10-2012, 04:34 PM   #75
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One thing that I really miss!!

Belly Buster Breakfeast .... Full Scotish!
Black Pudding....mmhhhh..yummy!

Great photos Christian...

In Glasgow that's not called a Full Scottish, it's known as a Salad
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