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STOP PRESS: The University of London Society of Change Ringers are ringing carols tonight in Trafalgar Square from 8pm to 9pm to raise more money for this appeal. Keep the money rolling in!
The pressure was off, since I only had a bit over thirty miles to cycle before catching a ferry at 6.30pm. Also I had had a few to drink at the Newmarket Bar in Thurso the night before, so was … Continue reading
Apologies to those of you who are waiting for the final installment of the ride blog. I spent yesterday evening in a hotel in Kirkwall, Orkney, celebrating in suitable style. I felt it unwise to try to write a coherent … Continue reading
The promised strong winds did arrive, and the first ten miles, which included cycling South along the Western shore of Loch Eriboll, took two hours, although that included a very welcome stop for coffee and cake. I was struggling in … Continue reading
For the first time in several days, I had a dry tent to take down this morning. I had slightly overslept and managed to get away just after ten, and then stopped for provisions in the shop at Scourie, before … Continue reading
The hospitality of Jean and Pete at The Old Manse was second to none. As soon as I arrived, Jean was insisting on taking my wet clothes to dry them out. When I asked about evening meal, which they don’t … Continue reading