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  1. andypandy

    andypandy Elite Member

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    Myself, @Wessa Steve and @Smilinjack Alan just got back from a six night tour of Scotland yesterday.
    We met up at Ye Olde Naked Man Cafe in Settle, Yorkshire for bacon butties all round at 11:00am and set off for our first nights stop at the Limetree Restaurant & Hotel in Moffat. Avoiding motorways, the weather was pretty good, just a smattering of rain in the afternoon. We had so much time that we took in a detour via Russia.
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    On arrival at the hotel, we got a huge attic triple room and the breakfast the next morning was top notch. We even had a garage to park our bikes in overnight. Very good value at £105 all in.
    Any pictures Steve and Alan ?
     
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  2. Wessa

    Wessa Cruising

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    Yep, I will sort through them later tonight and get some loaded :)
     
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  3. andyc1

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    Nice one lads! Great to get back to some proper biking... look forward to some pictures :)
     
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  4. Smilinjack

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    Brilliant trip, as usual I'm the one who doesn't take enough pics, but I can weigh in with some from later part of the week. And that first night was ridiculous value for money, no question. I managed a pic of Steve giving his bike a bit of love at our first café stop. I think we were still in England. Good cup of tea anyway :)

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  5. andypandy

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    Day 2 following a good "Scottish" breakfast we set off for Corran, again avoiding motorways. At first we had glorious sunny weather but as the day progressed it got a bit cloudy and by the time we got to Corran it was a bit wet. We stopped off at Tyndrum for a bite to eat. We had planned to do the Kinlochleven loop but as it was getting quite wet by now we gave it a miss and soon arrived at the Corran Bunkhouse for the night.
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    This is a top bunkhouse and is better than a lot of hotels. It is very well equipped and has kitchens, a drying room and a comfortable lounge where we enjoyed several glasses of Jack Daniels and snacks.
     
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  6. Wessa

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    Having met Andy and Alan in Settle (the naked man cafe) we rode up to Moffat and stayed here.
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    We set of for Corran and as Andy say's we went through "Moscow".
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    We made a couple random stops on the way....
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    The chairs were a welcome break from the saddle with a cuppa.
     
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  8. andypandy

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    Somebody has to do it.:eek:
     
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  9. Wessa

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    The Corran Bunkhouse was awesome, really well equipped and very comfortable. We left the bunkhouse and immediately got onto the ferry across the loch.

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    The roads were excellent. We stopped for some breakfast...

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    We stopped at the Glenfinnan Viaduct, where the Harry Potter film was made.
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    We stopped at the Commando Memorial...
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    And then we stopped at the Eilean Donan Castle..

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    Before arriving in Skye and the Saucy Mary Bunkhouse.
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  10. Smilinjack

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    Glengarry from the high road towards Eilean Dunan

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  11. andypandy

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    Scotland_June_2021 045.jpg Scotland_June_2021 047.jpg Saucy Mary's Bunkhouse is the pits.
    However, we did have the pleasure of meeting up with an old friend James @Sprinter . He joined us in the pub just down the road from the bunkhouse.
     
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  12. andypandy

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    So on day 4 we set off for Beuly via Applecross. We took a slight detour to take in Plockton which is a very pretty little coastal village. Unfortunately James's bike developed an electrical gremlin and he decided to go home and try to get it sorted.
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  13. andypandy

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    Day 5. After a lovely breakfast I took a stroll outside and went towards the war memorial which remembered soldiers who had died in various battles, I think in South Africa.
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    I was a bit miffed to discover that some scrote had ripped up all the flowers and bulbs in an adjacent flowerbed and strewn them all over the monument, pavement and the rear of someones car. They had also left a pair of blue trousers, hopefully they had soiled themselves.

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    This guy was not the culprit I am sure.
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    Maybe he saw who did it but he wasn't talking.
     
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  14. Yorkshireman

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    Nice pics guys, keep em coming. Alan and Andy look like they’ve had a lovers tiff above and Steve appears to be squeezing out a [email protected]:p:D
     
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  15. Smilinjack

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    Posted this before but anyway, part way up Bealach na Ba headed for Applecross

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    Don't need the satnav Steve, there's only one road up :grinning:

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  16. Smilinjack

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    Coming down the other side to Applecross

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    All these Enfields were on some kind of sales tour, Steve knows more about it.

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  17. Dougie D

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    Plockton is beautiful, me and Andy walked across to the little island in the top photo (tide must have been out)
     
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  18. andypandy

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    Day 5 progressed towards Braemar but on the way we met up with another old friend at the Bridge Cafe in Spean Bridge.

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    @Dougie D who had organised previous forum tours around Scotland in 2018 and 2019. Dougie kindly led us over some great roads to our hotel for the night in Braemar, the Braemar Lodge.

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  19. Dougie D

    Dougie D Crème de la Crème

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    I've only got a couple of photos,1st one is beside Laggan Dam
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    This photo is just past The lecht Ski Centre
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  20. Dougie D

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    As i was a bit early i had a run up to the Commando Monument before meeting up with the guys
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