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Month: March 2017

Friday 7th April – Isle of Grimsay to Isle of North Uist

Friday 7th April – Isle of Grimsay to Isle of North Uist

After breakfast at the B&B I set off in bright sunshine with a bit of a tail wind & soon crossed the causeway onto the island of North Uist, there were some great views from the beaches out over the Atlantic. Just after crossing onto North Uist I came across another solo cycle tourist heading the same way as me but he was stopped in a bus shelter repackaged his panniers. We chatted briefly about our routes & then about…

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Thursday 6th April – South Uist to Isle of Grimsay via the Isle of Benbecula

Thursday 6th April – South Uist to Isle of Grimsay via the Isle of Benbecula

Having arrived at last nights hotel about 21:15 there wasn’t much to see or do, there were 2 people in the bar & no one else around so I retreated to my room. At breakfast time there was one other person in the restaurant who clearly didn’t want to enter into a conversation with me, not even about the weather. It was awkward as we were both sitting at single tables facing each, him on his tablet & me staring…

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Wednesday 5th April – Mallaig to Lochboisdale (South Uist)

Wednesday 5th April – Mallaig to Lochboisdale (South Uist)

Not a lot happened in Mallaig last night, after a meal at one of the 3 pubs I had a walk around the harbour which was surprisingly busy with fishing boats coming & going. Today I needed to kill a bit of ¬†as the ferry over to Uist wasn’t due to leave until 17:30hrs. It was due in from Lochboisdale around 10:30hrs & once I confirmed it was going back tonight I had a ride along the coast here then…

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