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  1. joe mc donald

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    Someone wanted to know about my planned trip to Scotland. But sorry I can't find the topic. But these are my plans. Am really looking forward to it.
    we leave on fri 8th may stopping around loch lomond that night then arriving at our destination sat early evening. We leave for home on sat 16th stopping around jedburgh. Leaving there sun morning the17th arriving home around 6ish.Our base for the week is near Eileen Donan Castle on the a87 near Skye. Forgive me if the spelling is wrong but this is my friends note to me.
    Regards
    Joe
     
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  2. Duckadiledundee

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    Looks pretty good going...
    Really want to do that Eileen Donan castle myself..
    Won't be this year now but possibly next...
     
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  3. joe mc donald

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    Welcome to join us for the ride. You would need some accommodation as the place we are staying at will be full.
    Regards
    Joe.
     
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  4. Dougie D

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    i'd asked you about your trip Joe, has your mate got any daily routes organized or will you just decide on the day whereabouts you are heading? i might manage to meet you for a days ride,i won't need to find accommodation as where i live it's easy to get to most places in Scotland for a days ride
     
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  5. joe mc donald

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    No plans yet just want to see as much as I can. Perhaps you could point us in the right direction. My mate has been there and loves it to pieces. I just want to visit the birth place of the Mc Donald clan. I did find the original mail about 1:30 this morning.
    Kind Regards
    Joe.
     
  6. Dougie D

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    You really can't go wrong up the west of Scotland Joe, all the A roads are great,if you look at the Thread for the Scottish forum road trip you will see routes of the roads we were on
     
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  7. joe mc donald

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    Yes I will love it. Nearly Scottish myself if it were not for a little bit of water between us. We are doing Glencoe and the castle and the locks. And other than that just hopping from place to place. It will be great. And we may get to meet.
    I will give you my phone number before I come and then we can get in touch.
    Regards
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  8. Sandi T.

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    That trip sounds terrific, Joe! :)
     
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  9. Trophytourer

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    Hi Joe,

    If you haven't been before you are in for a real treat, I live up in Inverness and have rode most of the routes in Scotland and there are some really nice routes a lot of them single track.

    Enjoy,

    Willie.
     
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  10. Wessa

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    Sounds like you are well into the planning Joe. The planning is good fun and that leads onto the enjoyment of the trip..
     
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  11. joe mc donald

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    Yes peeps really looking forward to it. My pal is doing most of the planning and yes he said mostly country roads and single track. No I have never been there yet and will love every bit. I won't be or am not up to a Sandi T Type write up but I will send some bits back for the peeps.
    Regards
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  12. Sandi T.

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    No need for a big write up, Joe. We'll just appreciate any news and pics from your trip that you care to share. :) Have loads of fun! What a great adventure.
     
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    Hi Joe,

    You say you want to visit the birth place of the Mc Donald’s.

    Is this what your looking for,,,,,the birth place of all McDonalds in Scotland o_O

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  14. joe mc donald

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    That's it. Wow they are waiting for me. I feel really special now.
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  15. joe mc donald

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    Will certainly try. Probably be after I get home as I don't have a laptop or anything like that.
    Regards
    Joe.
     
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  16. Sandi T.

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    Great, Joe. We'll just be happy to see you photos and hear about your adventures--it doesn't need to be in "real time". Spend that real time enjoying your travels! :grinning:
     
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  17. Biker Jock

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    That's going to be an epic trip. I am envious. I've toured Scotland a couple of times with an old school friend who knows all the best roads.

    My favourite road (I'll try to find it and let you know) was a single-track road with passing places (doesn't sound great, I know). It was about 35 miles along a valley floor, heading south east towards north of Inverness, but the road surface was excellent, you could see way into the distance, so no surprises coming the other way, and hardly any traffic - maybe a couple of cars on the whole length. Oh, and great scenery.

    Bealach na ba (pass of the cattle) is an interesting road - I believe a favourite of George Brough. We just went to the top of the pass for the views and didn't descend the other side into Applecross. We did see a guy way behind us do a three point turn to get around one of the hairpins. Turns out he'd passed his test on Wednesday, picked up his new bike on Thursday and this was him off touring Scotland on Friday. Good man!
     
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  18. joe mc donald

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    Great my friend has talked about the pass of the cattle so I think this is planned. Thanks for the info.
    Regards
    Joe.
     
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    IMG_0176.JPG Bealach na ba from somewhere near the top, looking back the way we'd just come.
     
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  20. joe mc donald

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    That looks fantastic. My Friend told me you have to watch for some of the twisties as they can catch you out. I now see what he means. Thanks for that.
    Regards
    Joe.
     
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