North Coast 500

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Will You be attending

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Re: North Coast 500

Post by CitroJim » 01 Jun 2017, 14:28

Absolutely stunning Davie!

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Re: North Coast 500

Post by white exec » 01 Jun 2017, 16:15

Gosh....lovely. Good to see some 'deserted' bits - how it used to be most of the time, years ago.
You're right not to dash home, nor to end up night-driving.
What time is the sun setting up there?

Good luck for the last leg.

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Re: North Coast 500

Post by daviemck2006 » 01 Jun 2017, 16:16

Im now sitting at the harbour at Scrabster. I debated taking the car on the ferry to stromness, stay the night and tomorrow at my sisters in Stromness then get the overnight ferry to Aberdeen on friday night, then only 40 miles to get home. I was thinking about it cos it would save a b & b and 200 miles of diesel. I stopped thinking when i discovered its £59 here to Stromness and £110 Kirkwall to Aberdeen! I was having another think for you Jim. I think I have solved your travel problems so you can get to Scotland and see all this for yourself. Cycle all the way! You could do it in a couple of days then cadge a lift round so you recover then cycle home! Easy peasy [emoji23][emoji23][emoji23][emoji23]

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Re: North Coast 500

Post by daviemck2006 » 01 Jun 2017, 16:22

The mountains die down as you come east along the top, and it turns to beautiful little unspoilt beaches between the headlands. The car has a developing problem. I thought the long runs would have delayed this, but at 83k covered I suppose its around the time for it. DPF at risk of clogging, or whatever word they use. Thats another job saved up then.ImageImageImageImage

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Re: North Coast 500

Post by CitroJim » 01 Jun 2017, 16:33

Davie, you really are spoiling us now :D I am so enjoying these pictures and it's just like I'm there with you... I do enjoy a bit of virtual travel and you are doing me very proud :D

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Re: North Coast 500

Post by white exec » 01 Jun 2017, 16:34

Just throw some Single Malt into the system - that'll sort it, one way or the other. Certainly regenerates me!!
More great pix. Love those deserted beaches.

C'mon, Jim. You've enough bits in the shed to get a Teleporter rigged up... :sprint:

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Re: North Coast 500

Post by daviemck2006 » 01 Jun 2017, 16:42

If I decide to go home tonight im doing it the fast way, missing out John o groats and wick, and no stopping for pics. Im in recovery mode parked up at the harbour where i worked out of for a few years. Its a pity the fishermans mission has closed down, they did cheap beds for fishermen and ex fishermen and usually had a fantastic cafe with them. The one here had, it did fish and chips to die for, and fabulous breakfasts too, having eaten quite a few of them in the past whilst storm bound in here,Image

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Re: North Coast 500

Post by daviemck2006 » 01 Jun 2017, 17:01

Just booked a b & b in Thurso. Journey continues tomorrow.

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Re: North Coast 500

Post by CitroJim » 01 Jun 2017, 17:16

daviemck2006 wrote:Just booked a b & b in Thurso. Journey continues tomorrow.


That's good news Davie as I'm looking forward to some more pictures tomorrow ;)

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Re: North Coast 500

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 01 Jun 2017, 17:43

Some of those pictures look a bit steep. Lovely, but steep. Where can you purchase mountaineering equipment locally at a decent price?

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Re: North Coast 500

Post by daviemck2006 » 01 Jun 2017, 17:54

I have seen one or two outdoor kind of shops, I would think, although its only think, that Fort William would be best

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Re: RE: Re: North Coast 500

Post by daviemck2006 » 01 Jun 2017, 17:55

CitroJim wrote:
daviemck2006 wrote:Just booked a b & b in Thurso. Journey continues tomorrow.


That's good news Davie as I'm looking forward to some more pictures tomorrow ;)
I think if I attempted another 3&1/2 to 4 hours driving tonight i would be dangerous by the time i got there. So this is safest and best option.

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Re: RE: Re: North Coast 500

Post by daviemck2006 » 01 Jun 2017, 18:03

white exec wrote:Gosh....lovely. Good to see some 'deserted' bits - how it used to be most of the time, years ago.
You're right not to dash home, nor to end up night-driving.
What time is the sun setting up there?

Good luck for the last leg.
There will hardly be any darkness this far north in june, maybe only 3 hours of dark all in.

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Re: North Coast 500

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 01 Jun 2017, 18:04

It is the first time in ages I have seen vertical water with vessels moored on it! :D

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Re: North Coast 500

Post by white exec » 01 Jun 2017, 18:16

Hell Razor5543 wrote:It is the first time in ages I have seen vertical water with vessels moored on it! :D

Davie did say he was going to put his head down, but carried on taking photos all the same #-o