Blogs from Isle of Berneray, Inverness-shire, Scotland, United Kingdom, Europe


This was a mammoth ride so cycle stats first 5 hours, 3 minutes of cycling 55.1 miles traveled 10.9 mph average speed 29.5 mph max It was absolutely pouring down again when we woke up so we decided to laze in the tent until 11am when we ate baked beans and canned tomatoes for breakfast in the tent. We did however set off by 12pm stopping off at the co-op again for a massive 5 litre bottle of water (that went in one of my panniers -- hmm! ) as the bladder carrier we had had started to leak. Fortunately for us we had mostly tailwind helping us along the mostly flattish but slightly undulating road north. However the weather was pretty damp. Just before we got to the causeway that would take us to the ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » Scotland » Inverness-shire » Isle of Berneray September 5th 2006

The next day my travels took me to Lochmaddy. Its a ferry port and small town. I stayed three nights at the Uist Outdoor Center. Some days the midges are a real problem, especially on the Uists because they are big oasis of stagnant water. On calm days the midges go around in swarms and attack your head, getting in your ears and up your nose. One day they were so bad millions of them infested the windows and doors of the hostel. Luckily they seem to prefer to loiter in packs of thousands trying to get outside the building rather than inside and a light breeze is enough to drive them away so its not usually a big problem. I went out fishing the local lochs and caught 4 small brown trouts - let dinner ... read more
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