North Coast 500

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Re: North Coast 500

Post by white exec » 29 May 2017, 19:42

Now that is a cunning plan!
Hope you can join us, Kev.
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Re: RE: Re: North Coast 500

Post by daviemck2006 » 30 May 2017, 01:42

white exec wrote:Now that is a cunning plan!
Hope you can join us, Kev.

I like that plan too! My parcel did not turn up today so I wont get to leave for recce on Tuesday either. And if I dont get away first thing Wed I wont be going this week as I need to be home on Friday afternoon.

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Re: North Coast 500

Post by daviemck2006 » 31 May 2017, 02:38

It's 2.36 in the morning and I can't get to sleep. My parcel turned up so I'm intending setting off on my road trip at 8 am. I wish I could sleep lol

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Re: North Coast 500

Post by CitroJim » 31 May 2017, 05:40

Have a great trip Davie :)
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Re: North Coast 500

Post by white exec » 31 May 2017, 08:14

And keep safe, especially after not too much sleep.
Watched part 3 of N500 (Ullapool to Durness) on Alba last night . . . some good music went with the scenery.
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Re: North Coast 500

Post by daviemck2006 » 31 May 2017, 08:37

A wee bit later than planned I'm away to leave the house on a beautiful sunny morning

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Re: North Coast 500

Post by bxzx16v » 31 May 2017, 19:04

Have fun Davie .

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Re: North Coast 500

Post by daviemck2006 » 31 May 2017, 20:54

Im in Ullapool, having driven from Macduff to Spean Bridge, to Applecross then Ullapool. That has covered all the bits I hab never done before. I honestly bont know how many more WOW views I can see. Theres some bits where you go around a corner, say WOW and think it would be impossible to see a better view than that, then go around the next corner abd there is a better one! Unbelievable! I have taken mileages and travel times between the proposed stops but they are on a notebook in the car and im lying on a bed in, of all places a youth hostel! First time ever ib a youth hostel and i turn 54 in 3 weeks lol.
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Re: North Coast 500

Post by bxzx16v » 31 May 2017, 21:03

Nice pics Davie , bet it's a great drive in big Pug .

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Re: North Coast 500

Post by daviemck2006 » 31 May 2017, 21:20

They are takimg ages to load, no 4g or even 3g in Ullapool, and the wirless in here is really slow! I suppose im spoiled at home, our 4g just been upgraded and my house internet is instant. One click and its done!

Bigpug is effortless around these roads. The last bit I did today from Gairloch to Ullapool, the pic with the car on the verge on a straight bit of road is typical of the road for about 20 miles or so. I thought I was on a runway so it got runway speeds for a bit. Its utterly stable and quiet at hhm miles per hour lol

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Re: North Coast 500

Post by white exec » 31 May 2017, 21:54

What a day for you. Some jaw-dropping views and roads. You've done well to cover all that.
Watch out for being overtaken in Glen Torridon: low level flight training for jets! Keep watching the rearview mirror...

I see we're 2+5 now. Could that yet become 7+0 ? \:D/

Keep the pix coming..
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Re: North Coast 500

Post by CitroJim » 01 Jun 2017, 04:21

white exec wrote:Keep the pix coming..


Definitely :D Really enjoying seeing the gorgeous scenery Davie!
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Re: RE: Re: North Coast 500

Post by daviemck2006 » 01 Jun 2017, 05:02

CitroJim wrote:
white exec wrote:Keep the pix coming..


Definitely :D Really enjoying seeing the gorgeous scenery Davie!

Its such a pity you cant travel much Jim. If theres one place you would absolutely love cycling it would be between Fort William and Applecross. It would have absolutely everything you could want. Challenging hills, up and down, fresh air, beautiful scenery, and everyone i have spoken to in shops and while stopped taking pics are really lovely. It would be so worth the journey. Honestly if you wanted I would fly down to Luton, pick up you, Gabriel and your bike and drive you up here, then home again.

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Post by CitroJim » 01 Jun 2017, 05:47

daviemck2006 wrote:Its such a pity you cant travel much Jim. If theres one place you would absolutely love cycling it would be between Fort William and Applecross. It would have absolutely everything you could want. Challenging hills, up and down, fresh air, beautiful scenery.


Believe me Davie, I really wish I could and I'd love to be there and experience it both in the car and on bike but alas...

The fact I cannot is why I'm so appreciative of all the great pictures you've posted...

daviemck2006 wrote:It would be so worth the journey. Honestly if you wanted I would fly down to Luton, pick up you, Gabriel and your bike and drive you up here, then home again.


I know and I really appreciate your offer Davie :)
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Re: North Coast 500

Post by daviemck2006 » 01 Jun 2017, 14:00

Im now at Durness. Its some journey from Ullapool to here. 4 hours to do 113 miles. An absolutely wonderful 113 miles. The roads, mostly single track with blind summits, blind crests, wonderful views but not really much chance of stopping to admire them or take photos. Quite a few cars parked in passing places while owners are away wandering about with cameras which is very annoying wwhen you meet oncoming traffic and cant get past as they are giant motorhomes! Also the foreign drivers in theit rented hyuandi I20s tend to go into the passing places on the wrong side which makes for some "fun" and bad language from me but fotrgiven instantly because if must be confusung for them driving on the wrong side. I was going to really keep going today and go right home, but I'm knackered so I'm going to sit here in the sun for a bit then head east to Thurso then that will do for today. I know its 4 hours from there home as I have done it plenty working from Scrabster when I was at the fishing. Heres todays pics so far if they will load on the just getting mobile internet here. The last ones are of durness beach which would rival the algarve for a holiday destination if it was a few degrees hotter and the rocks were a lighter colour. Mind you its 21 degrees right now, cloud cover, no sun but its a muggy heat.ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage

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