The Queensferry Hotel
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our big day had finally arrived. We left the BB in rather a hurry after an issue with the drivers seat. did however enjoy our fist cooked Scottish breakfast. YUM The morning was "moist" and unbeknown to us we were right in the Glen off Nevis already.After careful consultation with the ranger and in consideration of the weather started our ascent with proposal we would not have time to Reach the summit. The walk started challenging with deep rock steps mostly uneven ...
... and were once again back in UK. It was certainly warmer here than it was in Spain when we left.After about a hour standing waiting for customs to release us Andy and I said goodbye and we both headed off in opposite directions.That night I stayed in Portsmouth with my cousin and the next night it was with my sister in Worthing, Sussex.I was still almost 500 miles from home and the dreaded long journey up through Britain was still to be done!! If ...
... and a cup of coffee I head northwards on the M74 and turn off at Lockerby. My goal is to take the small country roads home from here these can consist of anything from farm tracks to rural country roads.
I find myself on the B723 which is a small farm road and is covered in mud left from tractors etc. It’s a great road for such a bike and just as I am getting to enjoy all the curves I notice a sign saying "Road closed ahead"!!! Big question was, do ...
... I'm wishing I had taken the more gentle Transalp. This Tenere is extremely aggressive on putting out the power and that is the last thing one wants on icy roads such as this.
On the straights its fine so long as the ice remains as patches and I can fly over them at speed but on the bends one needs to be as gentle on the power as possible and that is almost impossible on this machine.
As I approach a bend I ease off power as gently as possible to avoid locking the ...
... 4 hours it took to get from London to Edinburgh.
Finally, we made it to Edinburgh a little crabby and a little tired. We found out we were only about a 5 minute walk from the train station to our hostel which was perfect. As we walked to our hostel we realized we were located right in the center of town and we could walk out the hostel door and see Edinburgh Castle... this cheered us all up a bit.
Later that night ...
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