Saturday, 15 May 2010

Back on the Scottish Mainland

Hi. Been a busy couple of weeks cycling up through the western islands of Scotland and today we finally made it back across the Skye Bridge onto the mainland. I had my brother up here for a few days and he did a days cycling with me down to the Mull of Kintyre Lighthouse. Like a lot of the islands here the hills were brutal and the climb back up the switchbacks was pretty full on. We've seen plenty of wildlife here - lots of deer, seals, a red squirrel and a golden eagle.

Rupe has been riding with me for the last 6 days and weve clocked up around 300 miles I guess. We visited the most westerly point (Ardnamurchan Lighthouse), Oban, Isle of Mull, Isle of Skye and Neist Point Lighthouse. Hes going home tomorrow (or back to Glasgow) so I'll be heading north alone again for a bit. I'm planning on getting up to John O'Groats in about a week or so's time, then head back down towards Inverness for the weekend permitting.
The scenery has been the most spectacular of the trip so far and the weather has been the most changeable.
I'm not going to try and put any pics up at the moment as this connection is awful. I don't seem to get much chance to update my blog that often but I will, however, keep my limited daily tweeting going.
That's all for now. cheerio

Monday, 3 May 2010

Managed to find a great little cafe in Ayr that has WiFi so heres a some pics from the last few weeks... On to the islands tomorrow!
Mountain road in the Isle of Man

Capoeira in Liverpool city centre. These guys were amazing
Long Pier around Morecambe area

Checking out the route to come through Scotland at the Mull of Galloway Lighthouse

At lot of the locals have been watching me pass with interest!

Lance Armstrong?...oh no, it's dad!