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Old 26-07-2017, 02:36 PM   #16
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Got to get better at Gmaps -
Better not.
It's just perfect that way....fully in tune with the story, the place and the whole feel of the yarn.
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Old 26-07-2017, 07:53 PM   #17
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More impressive (particularly in the mist ) is the Glenfinnan Viaduct. Under 30yo's will know it as the Harry Potter Bridge -
I'm in the camp of people who recognise it from the Griff Rhys Jones documentary on railways.
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Old 26-07-2017, 11:03 PM   #18
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Lazy start to allow extra drying time, then a short ride up to Mallaig for a mid-morning ferry -




Pride of place. Was first off too -




Crossed the Sound of Sleat to the Isle of Skye. That sentence just rolls off the tongue -




First stop, at Ord on Loch Eishort -




Next, Dunscaith Castle -







Abandoned since the early 1600s, probably not for its lack of a view -









The Cuillins brooding in the distance -




Proof I'm actually here and not just stealing google images -




Looped around and called into Isleornsay -







Lighthouse in the distance -




Then north on the A87 before swinging off onto an appealing tiny road next to Loch Ainort -




A short poem :
I took my motorcycle
To the Isle of Skye.
Och Aye ! -




West onto the A863 then due south on an unclassified road down Glen Brittle to the Fairy Pools. They're well publicised but I found them a bit underwhelming and with tons of people which I worked hard to keep out of shot. Impressive hills behind however -




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But to compensate, it DID have a red-bearded Scotsman wearing a kilt and arran jumper running through the mist in the Highlands. Aye ! -




Back the way I came then north up the A863, before detouring down to Ullinish, with Rubha nan Clach in the distance. The shepherd I mentioned in my previous reply lives in the white cottage RHS of the pic -







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Plastic is the new driftwood -




Then into Dunvegan where I was staying for 2 nights. But first, called into the Giant Angus MacAskill Museum -




It's full of quirky stuff including a life-sized stuffed Angus -




But it's far more well known for being Danny MacAskill's dad's museum; they live in the house behind. Here is one of Danny's bikes; he's famous in the Trials world -




And here is what he can do on a bike -




A peaceful little spot -




Takeaway dinner of beer and kippers at the best table in the house -

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Old 26-07-2017, 11:08 PM   #19
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Old 27-07-2017, 03:54 PM   #20
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Next, Dunscaith Castle -


A castle...with a FOOTPATH leading to it


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Proof I'm actually here and not just stealing google images -




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the Giant Angus MacAskill Museum -


The Hobbit's bungalow! Cute!



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It's full of quirky stuff including a life-sized stuffed Angus -
The one Maccas forgot?




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Takeaway dinner of beer and kippers at the best table in the house -


More grinners and winners in that one and it just keeps getting better and betterer.
Thanks for another enjoyable instalment, great pics, flicking through Gmaps and smiling at the commentary.
LOVE this thread!
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