The Falkirk Wheel and The Kelpies

Following our successful trip around The Scottish NC500 we had one final stop on our way back home, a visit to see two pieces of iconic Scottish engineering, The Falkirk Wheel and The Kelpies. Our drive to the site of The Falkirk Wheel was past a lot of the locks on The Union canal which…

Scottish NC500 part 3

Wednesday 4th April Every time I woke during the night I could hear rain on the van roof so when morning arrived and it seemed quiet I opened the curtains to reveal a covering of snow on the grass and a temperature of 0c, the forecast was predicting an improving situation so with a bit…

Scottish NC500 part 2

A cold night in the van and waking up to a hard frost and -3c meant ice on the roads, no gritters here so a delayed start until the icy patches had cleared. A beautiful clear sky and the sun rose lighting the hills on the far side of the Loch, sheep walking down the…

Day 11 Drunmadrochit to Bettyhill

Blue Skies and 3C made a beautiful if not chilly start to the day, during the night owls were at full volume but come morning Scotland belongs to the cuckoo, I reckon I heard a cuckoo for every mile of todays ride and was not too sure of the sentiment when Kaye reckoned they have…

Day 9 Dundonald to Connell

Watching the weather forecast on BBC was not very encouraging, heavy rain would be with us by 8am so the plan was an early start and then carry on as long as possible and any mileage achieved would be a bonus. Setting off in grey skies and a stiff north-westerly wind I soon passed through…