Dunskey Guest House
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On one of the golf days, I travelled with Kara by train to Edinburgh, to see her safely off to Oz after nearly 3 weeks with us. It's always sad to see her go, but the shoe is normally on the other foot, with me waving her off at Sydney airport. After spending the day on trains, busses and trams I returned to Aberdeen where we had a lovely dinner with an old friend of Ron's, Jim ...
This morning started with a walking tour of Derry / Londonderry led by our local guide Ronan. He took us along the top of the old town wall, down some of the streets and into the Guild Hall which has been beautifully rebuilt since being blown up by the IRA. We then had some time to wander by ourselves and we spent some time in the Bogside area where there have been a lot of ...
... mainland Scotland,
The Mull of Galloway. This lighthouse was built in 1830 by Robert Stevenson and
stands 99 metres above sea level. The tower was closed so I walked around the
outside, down to the fog horn. The RSPB (Royal Society for the Protection of
Birds) have 2 camera on the cliff face here, recording the many seabirds nesting
in the area. A true balancing act for some!
... diagonally left to try and rectify it. It was exhausting fighting the wind the whole time. Every now and then it would get behind you and push you along but that hindered me as I lost my footing coming down a steep section to almost save it and get blown off balance to roll my ankle and take a tumble! Despite the challenge of the wind the scenery was fabulous, we finally began to venture inland, the winds were still prominent but nowhere as harsh. As the day went on the ...
... coast with plenty of cool dips in the sea.
As I bade farewell to my cycling companion James at our grassy hilltop wild camping spot in Slovenia, I knew I had some big miles ahead of me in order to catch up on lost time and make my date with Niall. Venice (bridge and steps galore; not designed for cycle tourers!), Nice (where I met friends Alec and Megan for coffee and croissants) and Monaco (country number 50 for me!) were quick stops ...