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Tuesday 1st July
We departed Inverness at 07:30 in no wind to catch slack water at Channonry point. This is a narrow bend in the river and we saw many dolphins showing off. We continued under motor for several more hours when a light easterly came with bright sunshine and a flat sea. From there ...
... for that. Needless to say we've had an absolute ball and enjoyed our journey more than we can possibly say. We have met such wonderful people from all walks of life and had such a good laugh along the way.
For those of you interested in stats
Total Mileage was 1106 miles or thereabouts
Favourite area - Scotland ( closely followed by the Lakes and Shropshire, ...
... the signpost for a while - the Japanese tourists were taking pictures - maybe they thought we were famous? Families wanted photos taken beside our bikes, and there was a great sense of camaraderie around with others arriving and groups setting off on their great adventure.
The first celebrations over, the bikes were put on the bike rack and off we headed to Inverness - where Avril and Kate had accommodation booked, and we continued our ...
... for the ferry from Cromarty to Nigg which runs every 1/2 hour in the summer months - or does it? There was a sign saying that due to technical difficulties the ferry wasn't running - we could be in big trouble. if we couldn't get the ferry it would add another 40 miles and another day to our journey. We discovered that the technical difficulty was the fact that the tide was out - is this a Scottish Highland understatement - it's more than a bloody technical ...
What a treat we got today! We wandered one more time in Kirkwall and went down to the harbor. The owner of the old sailboat was working on it today so I went down and had a great chat with him. He built the boat by himself in 1974 and modeled it sort of after Joshua Slocum's boats. He’s lived on it and sailed around the world since then and is now pretty much based ...
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