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Old 02-02-2011, 05:15 AM   #1
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Scotland and Lake District 2010

So I am a new Member of the ADV Forum. I want to show you some pics of my last trip to Scotland and the Lake District in Northern England.
Driven km 4500. about 1.000.000 Midges...unbelievable beautiful landscape...and very nice people of Scotland and England!!

Departure from Amsterdam.

Scotish/English border....

Through the Lowlands.

Near of Galloway

Mull of Galloway

A piper who was very upset because of lots of japanese tourists who didn't spend some money to him :-)

Auf der Isle of Skye

Isle of Skye....

Highlander Castle :-)


Camping site in Durness..awesome Pub nearby....

Blackheaded Seagull "Horst" tries to steal my socks...

On the way to John O'Groats..

This guy had sold Ewan McGregor und Charley Boorman Fish & Chips ....and me first!!! und they were good!!

South to Inverness:

Camping Site in Inverness...

Neighbours bike... nice sound...

Invited from 3 english bikers to a very good breakfeast....

Loch Ness!!!!

Fort Augusta...

Isle of Lewis (outer Heberides)...

Lighthouse at Butt of Ness

An important event!


Isle of Lewis...

Nice guy met on the camping site on the Isle of Lewis

Still Isle of Lewis....

Lake District..National Park Northern England...

Hardknotpass GREAT!!!!!

Back in Scotland....Jedburgh...

Ah what a handsome devil ;-)

Holy Island....


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Old 02-02-2011, 05:57 AM   #2
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Great Pic's Thanks for Posting. That is my dream trip.
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Old 02-02-2011, 07:21 AM   #3
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WOW unbelievable, beautiful landscapes, also a dream trip of mine.
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Old 02-02-2011, 08:51 AM   #4
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Very nice.....
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Old 02-02-2011, 10:34 AM   #5
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Beautiful Thanks for sharing your ride and pics.

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Old 02-02-2011, 10:50 AM   #6
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Wonderful pictures but how did you communicate with the locals.I've got some scot friends who communicate via a series of grunts,moans and facial twitches that is totally ununderstandable to me.
Wonderful people.
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Old 02-02-2011, 10:53 AM   #7
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God I miss Scotland !!

Sango Sands campsite in Durness in amazing.
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Old 02-02-2011, 11:05 AM   #8
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Hi Christian!

Looking great. We´ve been there in August 2010, but we took the "short round" (no Islands!). Ferry from Amsterdam to Newcastle, Edinburgh, Dundee, Aberdeen, Inverness, Helmsdale, Durness, Ullapool, Fort Augustus, Nevis Range, Glasgow, Newcastle, Amsterdam.

As you said, wonderful Land, nice People, fascinating Sights but we were lucky with the Midges( seemed they didn´t like us)

perhaps we´ll repeat this journey... someday...
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Old 02-02-2011, 11:32 AM   #9
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My dream to visit Scotland! Super!
My English is so so..
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Old 02-02-2011, 12:02 PM   #10
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Well done

Ahhhh, you've done a most proper job indeed.

Can see you're a man of few words & many pix, GOOD
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Old 02-02-2011, 12:51 PM   #11
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Amazing pics! Thanks for sharing
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Old 02-02-2011, 01:10 PM   #12
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Lots of the UK left to see!

The Lake District is my favourite area in the UK. The Hardnot pass is certainly a buttock clencher, there was no way I was going to stop going up there. My R1200R combined with my short fat hairy legs would have meant disaster if I had stopped.
The "Road to the Isles", Fort William to Mallaig is another beautiful ride. I've spent 5 weeks at Mallaig in August and hardly had 7 dry days. Scotland is green 'cos it rains - a lot. The English need a translator in Glasgow- (watch Taggert a Scots detective TV series)
There's still lots of beautiful Britain to see.

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Old 02-02-2011, 01:28 PM   #13
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Glad you had a good time in Blighty. I'm heading up to Scotland for a week in May/June so this report has just increased my anticipation.
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Old 02-02-2011, 02:30 PM   #14
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I've been in England for more than 5 years now and I haven't ride any norther than Dumfries and Galloway Forrest park
What a shame!


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Old 02-02-2011, 04:13 PM   #15
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Excellent! Glad you enjoyed it.

but see that bit at the bottom left of Scotland with all the islands. Argyll and Bute.

YOU ALL MISS IT OUT! Please stop blasting up the A82 or the A9. You are Missing a great bit!! I can't get excited about aberdeen - dundee,
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