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Beni Grind

navigium@grindcore.ch

  
London Station Transfer Mode #cyclingscotland

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Waiting for the Caledonian Sleeper to London... #cyclingscotland #notcyclinganymore

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The last stage on our journey: Dalwhinnie, waiting for the only train that would still accept bicycle bookings today... #cyclingscotland

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Today we took the rough off road alternative of the cycle route.. I mean what could go wrong, we're on a heavy duty touring bicycle built for these conditions - and a folding bike...
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Then we had a cup of tea and a coffee in a CTC approved coffee shop.
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#cyclingscotland
  
Due to popular demand I'll post some more pictures from our Scotland trip. Right now it stopped raining and we're back in high speed mobile internet land.

Entering the Isle of Harris:
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Drying clothes in the Rhenigidale Youth Hostel which we had all to ourselves:
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There was also more rain at the Youth Hostel:
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Back on on "mainland" Scotland we finally spotted that bright ball of fire called the sun:
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On the way to Inverness we came across a cemetery in the middle of nowhere in the woods. During the night this would make a great horror movie filming spot:
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was it cold. I see you have fire in the fire place. Here today less hot 29 instead of 33 or 34
  
We mostly had temperature s between 10 and 20. Whenever I checked the weather back at home the rain didn't seem that bad after all... ;-)
  
First day of cycling on the outer Hebrides. The hostel were we camp even has a bike shed! #cyclingscotland

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Also, they were very clever, they used an old stone building as bike shed so that they didn't have to decide what colour to paint it... ;-)
  
Another rainy day on route 78. The picture was taken before the rain set in... :/ #cyclingscotland

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Last night we stayed in a random hotel because we were to wet to camp. Turns out the hotel is owned by an 80 year old vegan from Manchester. That's why the cooked breakfast was vegan. Nevertheless, the cereals were served with milk.  The fact that the place was vegan (or partly vegan) wasn't mentioned anywhere on the website. Even though the place was slighly weird and felt from another time in the past, it was great. They even allowed us to squeeze the bicycles in the boiler room.

Today the weather was better than expected. Now we are finally camping.

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No pictures today. The rain set in when we started cycling... #cyclingscotland #scottishsummer
  
Scotland without rain is not scotland. If you want to a chance to have rain go in West in East part you have less chance
  
They had a dry period of 2 months until we arrived... ;)
  
Cycling the Union Canal from Edinburgh to Glasgow. #cyclingscotland

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@Andrew Conway Hmm.. guess you're right. I just got confused by a sign saying "union canal".
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@navigium I think it starts off as the union canal nearer Edinburgh but I've not cycled that far east.
  
@Andrew Conway ah so that's what confused me.
  
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?

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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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