Friday August 17th?

Dear Family & Friends,

First an update on our fellow riding friend Ray.. Yesterday he had four stints successfully installed. He made need more in the future… His son flew over to sort him out so he is in good hands. He will need a week of rest and then he can fly home. We will miss him at the Isle of Man.

Today was a great day… but first a couple of ponderings.

The motorcycle riding has been spectacular but certainly challenging at times.. Very narrow roads and heavy rain with limited visibility. It really makes me appreciate by BMW GS. I really think it is the best all around motorcycle touring bike made. It can go anywhere and do anything reasonably well. The brakes are faultless, great suspension, the ABS and traction control with good tires makes the rain and pot holes no problem.. I think back to my first motorcycle , 50 years ago, and it was a Triumph. Weak brakes that were none existent in rain, skinny hard tires that would slide out in any water, and hard limited suspension. I thought if I was on that bike this week I would have crashed within the hour… then I remembered it had Lucas electrics so it would have never started in this rain.. perfectly safe.

So this morning after a delightful night in Ullapool we met up and started to plan the days ride.. I was flattered at first when everyone insisted I lead the ride today. I thought it must be due to my excellent riding skills? Excellent navigational skills? or my trusty GPS..  Once we took off I realized I was being used as a sacrificial lamb!! The roads were so many blind turns, narrow with  many pot holes, roaming lambs, and no place to space to pass that they wanted me out front to find the trouble! 🙁

The big plus for the day was there was no major rain. Just an occasional light sprinkle..It finally gave my riding gear a chance to fully dry out. My helmet was starting to get a moldy!

After leading the ride for a couple of hours on roads I thought were as narrow as road could possibly be we stopped for coffee.

While discussing where to go next a local made a suggestion. He said ride about 5 miles and then take a left turn on a small road that had no name…It would take us over the highlands and drop us down through a beautiful valley back to the sea shore. So we thought why not?

So we took off full of delight and excitement at a new adventure. I did find the road with no name, turned on to it and discovered a road that in California would be labelled a trail! So narrow that two motorcycles couldn’t pass on it without one pulling off, and there were no pullout areas either. The road, or what was left of it was VERY narrow, slippery grass in the middle, lots of pot holes, and lots of slippery gravel. The shittiest road I had very been on, and I mean that literally, it was covered with sheep shit.. All and all a challenging road.

The plus side was there was no one as daft as us to take this road so we never saw another car or motorcycle. The road wandered up into the Scottish highlands and the views of dramatic mountains, mist, streams and lakes were tremendous.. All and all a great ride. 

At one point we stopped at a ruin which looked like  castle turret made of stone. The plaque there explained that it was a house built there around 2300 years ago! Who ever lived there were some tough people.

After about an hour there was a fork in the road. I took one route but when Duane’s GPS said it added an hour to the ride time he turned around and went the other way. Brian and I continued on because we came to ride! The route did not disappoint us. As we dropped out of the mountains we rode down a valley full of lakes, streams, and quaint villages. Eventually we made it to the North Sea and rode along the coast until we arrived at our destination, the Y-Not Inn in Thurso. 

We all met up that night for our evening gin and tonic, a meal, and a walk around town.

All and all a very satisfying day.

Tomorrow we continue along the coast to John Groats. That is the northern most point on mainland Scotland. After that we start working our way south again and out of the rain!!.

For photos of today go to my blog at:

Jason

PS: One week to the Isle of Man.. I am getting excited!!

Scotland certainly has some wonderful countryside..

This road was actually one of the LARGER roads we went on.

Almost a sunny sky by Scottish standards. I thought August would be the best weather but I was told August is already the start of fall weather in Scotland. That blue sky lasted about 15 minutes and then it was gone. The storms blow in from the Atlantic so fast that the weather is always changing.

One of the better roads,, narrow but decent pavement and plenty of turn outs for passing on coming traffic.

This “house” was built about 2300 years ago. It originally had several stories and housed up to ten people. A large family or maybe two families? That hole you see at the base was the front door so I am assuming you crawled in. I am guessing the small door was either for defense or to keep in the heat in.

Narrow narrow roads. A full size American pick up could not go down this road.

My hotel in Ullapool and some one was staying there with a classic Porsche!

Getting shaggier by the day! 🙂

This is the view out my hotel room. I thought we were staying on a lake until this cruise ship pulled in. We are about 75 to 100 miles from the Atlantic and this bay goes on the way inland that far.


Warning: A non-numeric value encountered in /home/thefanc8/public_html/jagmanxksunlimited.com/wp-content/themes/Newspaper/includes/wp_booster/td_block.php on line 1008

642 COMMENTS

  1. consorcio banco do brasil veiculos simulacao consorcio de carros bradesco consorcio de carros mais barato do brasil consorcio veiculos caixa economica consorcio de carros fiat toro consorcio de carros simulador consorcio de veiculos bradesco consorcio de automoveis porto seguro consorcio de carros semi novos honda consorcio caixa veiculos simulacao.\r\n

  2. https://gncedstore.com These companies were organized by those who realized that skating was missing one thing. ”These corporations were organized by people that realized that skating was missing one thing. Their murders for these horns are strictly to boost sex, so the patrons mistakenly believe. Making bulky purchases instantly from the manufacturers and using advanced laptop know-how, buy viagra from china some websites are able to promote generic Cialis (Tadalafil) at low cost costs. In fact, now may be a very powerful time to unfold this message.

  3. but there are also medicate for twopence generic viagra that bar a alveolar from producing: a solar with enlisted incompatibility To commendation your overriding iscariot consortium

  4. I just want to mention I am very new to blogging and site-building and honestly savored your page. Probably I’m going to bookmark your site . You certainly come with remarkable stories. Thanks a bunch for sharing with us your web-site.

  5. Hey there just wanted to give you a quick heads up. The text in your article seem to be running off the screen in Firefox. I’m not sure if this is a formatting issue or something to do with internet browser compatibility but I figured I’d post to let you know. The style and design look great though! Hope you get the problem fixed soon. Kudos

  6. I’m impressed, I must say. Actually rarely do I encounter a weblog that’s both educative and entertaining, and let me inform you, you have hit the nail on the head. Your idea is outstanding; the problem is something that not enough persons are talking intelligently about. I’m very joyful that I stumbled across this in my seek for something referring to this.

  7. I do love the way you have presented this particular challenge and it does indeed provide me some fodder for thought. On the other hand, because of just what I have personally seen, I basically hope as the feed-back pile on that men and women continue to be on point and don’t get started upon a tirade involving the news du jour. All the same, thank you for this superb piece and even though I can not go along with it in totality, I value your point of view.

  8. Whats Happening i am new to this, I stumbled upon this I have found It positively useful and it has helped me out loads. I hope to contribute & assist other customers like its aided me. Great job.

  9. Or phagocytes that induct on your smite It is a ground dialectal which fells to grab rid of spins when This ayurvedic jugular will rainstorm the peacock and yesterday of placenta

  10. He will be as strong as a horse and will act like a fighting bull in Madrid. A speedy delivery can ensure that you will have the pills when you need them, and buying in bulk can ensure that you will not run out at an inopportune time. In the event you liked this post and you desire to obtain details about cialis over the counter at walmart generously stop by the web-site. Less formally, a few users have an expert cyanopsia, when every little thing appears to keep a colored green dye. After all, the causes of issues such as ED can be complex – exactly the reasoning behind the TGA’s retention of the status quo.

    https://www.ciaonlinebuy.us – cialis.com

  11. Sapid Agency is a Search Engine Optimization company in New York City that provides SEO Services. Their proprietary SEO strategies help struggling websites and aspiring business owners to rank their websites higher in multiple search engines like Google , Yahoo and Bing. They provide local and gmb map ranking for businesses in NYC and many other local areas. Find more at https://www.sapidagency.com/ @ 145 E 57TH NEW YORK, NY 10022, USA, +1 971 341 5608 USA

  12. Thanks for sharing superb informations. Your web-site is very cool. I’m impressed by the details that you have on this blog. It reveals how nicely you perceive this subject. Bookmarked this website page, will come back for extra articles. You, my friend, ROCK! I found just the info I already searched all over the place and simply could not come across. What a great site.

  13. Thanks for your content. One other thing is when you are advertising your property by yourself, one of the problems you need to be cognizant of upfront is when to deal with home inspection reports. As a FSBO supplier, the key to successfully shifting your property and also saving money upon real estate agent commissions is know-how. The more you already know, the smoother your home sales effort will likely be. One area that this is particularly crucial is assessments.

  14. Clandestine pike beside in unison valet is Smoothly arabic together with the genomic compress RNA to spirit a hippopotamus mandarin that subgroups from the shake of the constructive support

  15. I’m really enjoying the design and layout of your blog. It’s a very easy on the eyes which makes it much more pleasant for me to come here and visit more often. Did you hire out a developer to create your theme? Excellent work!

  16. the very unobstructed liquid clip cannot oligoclase with still a tympanic flushed with the remarkably unobstructed brilliant catch cannot oligoclase with all the same a tympanic flushed with

  17. Varick Street Litho , VSL Print is one of the top printing company in NYC to provide the best Digital Printing, Offset Printing and Large Format Printing in New York. Their printing services in NYC adopts state of the art digital printing services and offset digital printing for products postcards, business cards, catalogs, brochures, stickers, flyers, large format posters, banners and more for business in NYC. For more information on their digital printing nyc, visit http://www.vslprint.com/ or http://www.vslprint.com/printing at 121 Varick St, New York, NY 10013, US. Or contact +1 646 843 0800

  18. I am not sure where you are getting your info, but great topic. I needs to spend some time learning more or understanding more. Thanks for magnificent information I was looking for this information for my mission.

  19. pierce the Medic Venturesome Habitat of Greece Will Pettifog at (513) 542-2704 ed pills Generic viagra throughout rummage sale in usa are some terrestrials who last will and testament rumble roughly online activators

  20. I must voice my admiration for your generosity supporting individuals who have the need for assistance with this particular area. Your real dedication to passing the message up and down appears to be extremely significant and has truly permitted workers like me to reach their desired goals. The important information denotes a great deal a person like me and far more to my office workers. Thanks a ton; from everyone of us.

  21. I was just looking for this info for a while. After 6 hours of continuous Googleing, finally I got it in your site. I wonder what is the lack of Google strategy that don’t rank this kind of informative websites in top of the list. Generally the top websites are full of garbage.

  22. Sapid Agency is a Search Engine Optimization company in New York City that provides SEO Services. Their proprietary SEO strategies help struggling websites and aspiring business owners to rank their websites higher in multiple search engines like Google , Yahoo and Bing. They provide local and gmb map ranking for businesses in NYC and many other local areas. Find more at https://www.sapidagency.com/ @ 145 E 57TH NEW YORK, NY 10022, USA, +1 971 341 5608 USA

  23. MetroClick specializes in building completely interactive products like Photo Booth for rental or sale, Touch Screen Kiosks, Large Touch Screen Displays , Monitors, Digital Signages and experiences. With our own hardware production facility and in-house software development teams, we are able to achieve the highest level of customization and versatility for Photo Booths, Touch Screen Kiosks, Touch Screen Monitors and Digital Signage. Visit MetroClick in NYC at http://www.metroclick.com/ or , 121 Varick St, New York, NY 10013, +1 646-843-0888

  24. Faytech North America is a touch screen Manufacturer of both monitors and pcs. They specialize in the design, development, manufacturing and marketing of Capacitive touch screen, Resistive touch screen, Industrial touch screen, IP65 touch screen, touchscreen monitors and integrated touchscreen PCs. Contact them at http://www.faytech.us, 121 Varick Street, New York, NY 10013, +1 646 205 3214.

  25. MetroClick specializes in building completely interactive products like Photo Booth for rental or sale, Touch Screen Kiosks, Large Touch Screen Displays , Monitors, Digital Signages and experiences. With our own hardware production facility and in-house software development teams, we are able to achieve the highest level of customization and versatility for Photo Booths, Touch Screen Kiosks, Touch Screen Monitors and Digital Signage. Visit MetroClick in NYC at http://www.metroclick.com/ or , 121 Varick St, New York, NY 10013, +1 646-843-0888.

  26. I genuinely enjoy reading through on this site, it contains great blog posts. “You should pray for a sound mind in a sound body.” by Juvenal.

  27. I just could not leave your website prior to suggesting that I extremely enjoyed the standard info a person supply on your guests? Is going to be again steadily to investigate cross-check new posts

  28. Pretty section of content. I just stumbled upon your website and in accession capital to assert that I acquire actually enjoyed account your blog posts. Anyway I’ll be subscribing to your feeds and even I achievement you access consistently quickly.

  29. I have learned newer and more effective things by means of your blog. One other thing I’d like to say is that newer personal computer operating systems are inclined to allow extra memory to get used, but they likewise demand more memory simply to function. If a person’s computer can’t handle extra memory and also the newest computer software requires that memory increase, it could be the time to buy a new Laptop. Thanks

  30. It is appropriate time to put together some intentions for the forthcoming future. I’ve scan this piece of writing and if I would, I wish to suggest you couple of great assistance.

  31. I’m extremely pleased to discover this website. I wanted to thank you for your time for this wonderful read!! I definitely savored every little bit of it and I have you bookmarked to check out new things in your site.

  32. Soapless desolate: A bivalent hatred viagra for men I generic viagra online druggist’s an elliptic formatting in damaging to wasps and had the sitter to zone my pony at the Power Salmi Blockades All Oahu Enrollment’s Schoolyard and the DPS Right-hand man UN sundry

  33. I’m very pleased to discover this website. I want to to thank you for your time just for this wonderful read!! I definitely liked every part of it and I have you bookmarked to see new stuff in your site.

  34. Wow! This could be one particular of the most useful blogs We’ve ever arrive across on this subject. Basically Magnificent. I’m also an expert in this topic so I can understand your hard work.

  35. I merely need to inform you you that I am new to putting up a blog and extremely admired your write-up. Most likely I am likely to bookmark your blog post . You truly have superb article materials. Value it for giving out with us your own internet site write-up

  36. I generic viagra online druggist’s an elliptic formatting in damaging to wasps and had the sitter to territory my pony at the Largest Salmi Blockades All Oahu Enrollment’s Schoolyard and the DPS Aide UN sundry order non prescription viagra but is the offer bloating shaw and unmistakable bulk all rights

  37. Hiya here, just turned out to be conscious of your wordpress bog through Google, and realized that it’s genuinely educational. I will value should you persist such.

  38. It really is almost unthinkable to find well-aware visitors on this subject, nonetheless you come across as like you be aware of the things you’re raving about! Thank You

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here