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Beni Grind

navigium@grindcore.ch

  
My last evening in Scotland. I packed the bike and didn't take a lot of pictures. That's why you'll only get pictures of the drinks I had... #cyclingscotland

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The Falkirk Wheel which was bilt to replace about 10 locks.... #cyclingscotland

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Falkirk Wheel - Wikipedia

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The Falkirk Wheel is a rotating boat lift in Scotland, connecting the Forth and Clyde Canal with the Union Canal. The lift is named after the nearby town of Falkirk in central Scotland. It opened in 2002, reconnecting the two canals for the first time since the 1930s as part of the Millennium Link project. The plan to regenerate central Scotland's ...
  
The ferry from the Isle of Mull to Oban... #cyclingscotland

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Apparently they either know something about coffee or programming on the Isle of Mull. I'm expecting to ride into the town of C++ next. #cyclingscotland

Ah yeah, and it's obviously raining again.
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Arrived in Tobermory #cyclingscotland

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passing places ... Typic Scotland
  
I considered bringing my camera. But I would have to charge it every couple of hours as it's not solar powered. But then, the films would be pretty boring as I'm riding slow.
  
Film is not prety boring if you film scenary that is majestic but I understand that charging electronic equipment could be a problem. Do you have solar charger ? I am curious about the efficiencity in cloud environement with just a little light
  
We've got sandy beaches...

Yeah? So who the fuck wants to see 'em?

#cyclingscotland

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always enjoying your sharing. Nice photo. It remind me my travel to Scotland

  
That's my third time on Skye and the first time I actually see more than a few meters in fog and rain.... #cyclingscotland

In fact it was way too warm for my taste.
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I ended up on a very eco-friendly camp site with nice views. But there will be midges!
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If you ever consider pushing a touring bike through Glen Affric here is some advise for you: don't! The scenery is beautiful but you won't be able to enjoy it since you're fighting your bike. #cyclingscotland

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It's the altitude. There were forests in the lower parts of the valley.
  
What direction are you going ? West Iles of Sky ?
  
Right now I'm on Skye. First thing tomorrow morning I'll get on the Ferry to Malaig.
  
Glen Affric #cyclingscotland

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I took the "alternative  rough" route which was stunningly beautiful. #cyclingscotland

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Today it's raining and everything's wet. Yesterday was pretty nice. #cyclingscotland

I crossed a couple of beautiful, old bridges
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Then came across a mere road bump by Swiss standards but worth a warning sign in Scotland. I guess the sign is really aimed at Dutch cyclists. That's probably why it's using the metric system.
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The first night in my new tent and I already hate it.
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If you are in the east coast you should be less wet than the west coast but the west coast is much more beautiful specialy the north.
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What I learned on my second day in Scotland:

Scotland mainly consists of construction sites.

Scots don't believe in marking detours when they block a cycling path.

#cyclingscotland means cycling uphill or downhill... (well, I knew this one before ;)  )

Leaving Edinburgh:
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When in Rome.... #irnbru
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Finally found a un-blocked way out of Perth.
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I didn't make it to Pitlochry, but this Ale was still well earned by mostly trying to find my way for 106km.
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My first day in Edinburgh #cyclingscotland

Cycling on the old Balerno railway line:
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Great beer selection with awesome curries by Dave:
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Finally staying at a weird but very bike friendly Hostel:
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