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Scotland NC500 (Northern Coastal road 500 miles)

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    Standard Scotland NC500 (Northern Coastal road 500 miles)

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    First of all let me make a excuse because the ride report is in english.My german is now so bad i only can type it on my phone with predictive text

    So a friend of mine from Inverness had the great idea to do the NC 500 over a weekend

    Since i am on the other end of the country it did involve me doing some big miles. I ended up doing 1750 miles,leaving last Thursday and coming home monday. Not bad for a extended weekend ride

    So Thursday arrived and my little panzer was ready to take me to Scotland



    I stayed over at my friends just past Manchester on my way up.In the morning we met another one of my friends which was joining us too on his Africa Twin

    Refueling in Carlisle



    Just past Edinburgh another friend joined us at the Baxter Soup factory.This is a good food stop for anyone going up north. Just 500 m of the motorway junction 4



    We took the A9 going up to Inverness which is now unfortunatly full of speed cameras



    My friend John had enogh space for the 4 of us to stay and next morning (Saturday) we met the rest of the gang. To make it clear,we all been to scotland before or they live there. We didnt go to sightsee,just to ride the roads and i still ended up with 160 pics

    Ready to go



    Sunny Scotland it was not. It was 9'C



    First stop where we watched wild Salmon jump





    A few bits of color in the bleak weather





    JOG (John O'Groats)







    Dunnet Head
    Most northernly point of mainland UK







    The road to Durness where we camping for the night







    What can be better than ride these roads with friends





    The old girl doing well



    Durness campsite



    Bumped into Bernhard. You might want to look him up.Well travelled man with an amazing story



    The view from the lookout point

    Right beach

    Left beach




    end of part one

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    So of course when in scotland one has a wee dram with fiends



    Sleeping is not easy up there this time of the year.It only gets dark for a few hours



    The morning was darker than the night



    The weather forcast for sunday was for mainly dry weather with a few showers. But,who goes to scotland for the sunshine

    The road from Durness to Lochinver



    Quick stop at Kylesku bridge as my friend was involved in the building of it





    We than turned onto the little road to Lochinver



    Thats the road we came from,the really little one





    Stunning views











    Back on the main road,just before Ullapool. I went ahead to take a few shots of my friends coming through





    While i was waiting



    Paul on his Africa Twin. Paul is a former racer and at one time was in the development team for honda. I learn sooo much from this man by just following him.If he lets me
    On these twisty roads he is faster on his twin than me on my panzer





    Just out of Ullapool as we turned to the northern stretch of the NC500. See the weather is getting better. It was at least 12'C







    On our way to Applecross





    Looks more like Mordor



    Just before Applecross



    The view from the Applecross pub



    On top of the pass.I was playing with the idea to wrestle my panzer up to the top but with more than 800 miles still to go i decided against it



    Pretty view from the top of the pass







    Heavy Metal



    Left to right
    Mine 09 69000 miles
    Johns 06 52000 miles
    Austins 11 5800 miles

    Coming down the pass





    Us going down the pass



    That is pretty much it. After this we made our way back to Inverness where i stayed the night again and went home monday. I would like to write that the ride home was brilliant,warm,dry and exciting but it wasnt. It was proper Sh*t. Roads closed,flooded,traffic. So instead of 560 miles bac from Inverness i did 680 miles and it took me a touch over 11 hours

    A couple of things which you guys might find of interest

    This is the trip log of my friend which joined us from Elgin

    Day 1



    Day 2


    my friend did not join us on the ride from the bridge to Lochinver,that why his route is slightly different to ours
    We found this one which is pretty usefull.



    Also most petrol stations up there are now operating 24 hours a day due to them taking cards. Credit and debit cards

    I hope you guys enjoyed the pics.Scotland must be one of my favourite riding places.Doing it with great friends,what else can one wish for


    Pete

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    Hi Pete.

    Verry nice Picture,.
    John o´Groats ist der Knalle.

    Mfg Edda

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    Hi Pete

    My trip to Scotland starts in 4 weeks from now.

    Can not wait Anemone and your pics are really mouthwatering.

    Do you have some hints how to improve the weather?

    Smile

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    Hi Pete

    My trip to Scotland starts in 4 weeks from now.

    Can not wait Anemone and your pics are really mouthwatering.

    Do you have some hints how to improve the weather?

    Smile

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    Vieleicht

    Das wetter nicht aber Avon Skin so soft fuer die Midges

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    Zitat Zitat von Wise_Guy Beitrag anzeigen
    Hi Pete

    My trip to Scotland starts in 4 weeks from now.

    Can not wait Anemone and your pics are really mouthwatering.

    Do you have some hints how to improve the weather?

    Smile

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    Wie lange kommst du hoch und wie lange bleibst du denn?

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    #7
    Ich habe mir 3 Tage für die Anreise von Zürich nach Amsterdam genommen.
    Komme am 17.7 mit der Fähre in Newcastle an.
    Dann über Edinburgh, Laien, Ullapool, Portree nach Fort Williams und Girvan.
    Am 24.7 verlassen wir mit der Fähre Schottland und werden in den nächsten 10 Tagen eine grosse Rundreise durch Nordirland und Irland anhängen.
    Am 2.August geht es dann mit der Fähre von Rosslare nach Cherbourg zurück auf Mainland Europe.
    Anschließend in 3 Tagen über die Normandie zurück in die Schweiz.

    😊

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    Hello
    I (we) was there last week, Switzerland - Scotland 3664 Km. im 10 days.
    We had nice weather in Scotland up 26° in the Highlands.

    Schottland Tour 03. – 12. Juni 2015
    Fr. Tag 1 Schweiz – Amsterdam
    Sa. Tag 2 Amsterdam Fähre King Seaways
    Felison Terminal, Sluiplein 33, IJmuiden-NL 1975 AG
    Check-in 15.00 – 16.45 Uhr Abfahrt 17.30 Uhr
    So. Tag 3 Ankunft Newcastle 09.00 Uhr
    Lets go!
    Newcastle – Oban
    Via Newcastle upon Tyne --> Hawick --> Peebles --> Dumbarton --> Oban
    386 Km ca. 7 Std.
    Mo. Tag 4 Isle of Skye
    Oban – Mallaig / Fähre auf Skye (Armedale) £ 17.00 (Fr. 27.00)
    139 Km ca. 2.15 Std.
    Isle of Skye Tour
    Armadale --> Drynoch --> Dunvegan --> Kilmaluag --> Harrapool --> Breakish
    246 km ca. 4 Std.

    Di. Tag 5 Singletrack West Coast Tour
    Applecross --> Fearnmore --> Kerrysdale --> Mungasdale --> Ullapool
    232 Km ca. 4.5 Std.?
    Mi. Tag 6 Northwest at its best
    Ullapool --> Inverkirkaig --> Unapool --> Laxford Bridge --> Durness --> Crask Inn --> Glenmorangie
    346 Km ca. 6.5 Std.
    Do. Tag 7 Loch Ness
    Glenmorangie --> Inverness --> Fort Augustus --> Ayr
    386 Km ca. 6 Std.
    Fr. Tag 8 Ayr - Newcastle Newcastle Fähre Abfahrt 17.00 Uhr
    Ayr --> Dumfries --> Brampton --> Hexam --> Newcastle upon Tyne
    259 Km ca. 4 Std.
    Newcastle Fähre Princess Seaways
    Royal Quays, North Shields, Tyne & Wear-NE29 6EE
    Check-in 14.30 – 16.15 Uhr Abfahrt 17.00 Uhr

    Sa. Tag 9 Ankunft Amsterdam 09.30 Uhr
    So. Tag 10 Zuhause

    Leider ist Skye weggefallen, Fähre ist ausgebucht gewesen. Was eigentlich ein Glücksfall war, ein schwere Unfall hat die Strasse blockiert, wir hätten so oder so nicht weit fahren können. Das Wetter ist genial gewesen sehr wenig Regen (nicht wie hier, im Festland), viel Sonnenschein und mehrheitlich wärm.
    Hier ein Paar impressionen:

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    Gruss Seime


 

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