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Offline TotnesSteve

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A week in Skye
on: September 17, 2019, 11:13:49 AM
As requested, here are some pics of the Isle of Skye.

I thought I was being heroic, riding there in two days from South Devon (730 miles) but a group of three GS riders (of a similar vintage) that I met there had ridden from Portland (Dorset) to almost Skye in 13 hours. They did look a bit spacey, though.

First photo is looking north from the Waternish peninsula.



Behind me is Trumpan church where the McLeods slaughtered the McDonalds in a revenge attack for the previous revenge attach. It's like Game of Thrones up here.

Second pic is of the old girl, and bike, looking magnificent in Ord in the south of Skye, looking north to the Cuillins.



Third photo is of a tombolo, which as you will know if you were paying attention in Geography, is a narrow spit of land that joins a headland to the mainland. This one is the Braes headland, just south of Portree.



Coming home was exciting. 40mph crosswinds as I rode up Glencoe. A bit too buttock-clenching for me.

Scotland in general, and Skye in particular, is great for visiting and riding.

Final photo for non-Scots to interpret.


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Re: A week in Skye
Reply #1 on: September 17, 2019, 11:31:31 AM
Thanks, Great pics!

*Originally Posted by TotnesSteve [+]
They did look a bit spacey, though.
Isn't that normal for GS riders?  :745:

*Originally Posted by TotnesSteve [+]
Final photo for non-Scots to interpret.
Scottish Christmas pud served with a dollop of fruit & cream finished off with a dribble of generic Scottish engine de-greaser  :156:

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Re: A week in Skye
Reply #2 on: September 17, 2019, 01:25:21 PM
Iconic  :046:
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Re: A week in Skye
Reply #3 on: September 18, 2019, 08:56:04 AM
*Originally Posted by Will Morgan [+]
Thanks, Great pics!
Isn't that normal for GS riders?  :745:
Scottish Christmas pud served with a dollop of fruit & cream finished off with a dribble of generic Scottish engine de-greaser  :156:

Very funny! Thank you Will. I needed something to cheer me up because yesterday I booked the Tex in for a two-year service (at 15,000 miles) and was quoted £640 by the dealer.

To clear up the Buckfast reference, Buckie (as it’s known in bonnie Sco’land) is made a few miles from where I live in Devon, by the monks of Buckfast Abbey. The monks intended it as a tonic wine. Its appeal to the Scots is its high alcohol content.
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Re: A week in Skye
Reply #4 on: January 24, 2020, 08:59:06 PM
I went to Skye in August 2019. Amazing scenery and tremendous single malt!  :305:
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Re: A week in Skye
Reply #5 on: April 22, 2020, 10:20:39 PM
Managed to get to Skye last August  with a few mates for a long weekend - fantastic !! Just hoping we get some decent rides in this year - perfect weather at the minute - such a shame !  :021: