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Hot smoked salmon

Our last day at the bothy. After cleaning out the fire I settled down to read whilst Rich had a lie-in. It’s the peace and quiet that we’ll miss. 450 more words


Cycling Round Barra. Part 1: Barra Airport

Having extracted the bicycles from the back of the motorhome, (not without difficulty as described in my previous post ) we set off on a mission to cycle round Barra. 888 more words


Bikepacking in the Outer Hebrides – South Uist, Eriskay and Barra

Days: 8-11
Miles cycled:
South Uist: 16 miles
Eriskay return: 7 miles
South Uist, Eriskay, Barra: 18 miles
Barra, return to Oban: 5 miles
Total miles: 1,273 more words

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We’d planned to walk up a hill called Burabhal today, but locals advised us that the stepping stones would be submerged, making the route too precarious for Rich with his balance issues. 284 more words


Bikepacking in the Outer Hebrides - North Uist, Benbecula and South Uist

Day: 7
Miles cycled: North Uist, Benbecula and South Uist: 32 miles
Total miles: 151 miles

Our overnight wild camp on a headland in Lochmaddy had been a fun location. 1,141 more words

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A slow start to the morning consisting of tryptans and my frozen gel pillow – essentials that I have to pack for any trip as part of my migraine management strategy. 447 more words


How to Carry Bikes on a Motorhome

Rear Mounted Cycle Carriers

We awoke to yet another glorious sunny day on Barra, although the wind was blowing a bit of a hooley.  We’d heard that the circular route around the whole island was a cycle ride worth doing and today seemed a good day to break out our bicycles, which had until now been securely fixed to the rear bike carrier on the motorhome. 742 more words