Pleasure from cycling
The bikes, fully loaded
Still in France!
Turn back the clock
Is that our boat!?
Time to rest
Relaxing with seals
The point most North-East on Mainland Britain
Arrival at John O’Groats
This always happens to us!
Leaving John O’Groats
As soon as we left John O’Groats the sun arrived … thanks ‘John’!
First, of many, excellent bike parks.
Good Orkney beer!
Where’s the kitchen sink Janet?
Where’s he gone?
Views around Tongue
YH at Tongue – home for a couple of days…
At last, turning South
Road signs that allow for snow!
Altnaharra Chapel 1
Altnaharra Chapel 2
Ben Klibreck, from our B & B
This is different to Normandie!
Crask Inn – Beers sampled: Dark Island and Red Kite – Lovely cake too!
Janet, looking relaxed
National Cycle Route 1 – crosses the River Shin
All luggage removed and carry bikes up steps – cycle routes are not all pedalling!
Angus – on holiday from Aberdeen
A9 crossing the Firth of Cromarty
Gruffalo at Culloden?
Railway viaduct from NCN7
April in the Highlands
Don’t think we need to climb those!
Take in the view, or was it just a rest?
This sign did not help J’s panic.
Highest point of British Rail network
Janet checking that sign is in the right place
Highest point on our route (I think)
Helicopter work as we left Drumochter
Suddenly everything got green!
Beatrix Potter Garden, Dunkeld
Flopsy, Mopsy, Cotton-tail and Peter
Think I will just stay in the garden
Captain Scott’s ship Discovery (Dundee)
It was a journey of Discovery!
What is story behind these? – Hope it is a happy one…
Jimmy Shand memorial, Auchtermuchty
Thundering feet – I heard them before seeing the herd!
We were getting braver on the bridges by now..
‘Underneath the Arches’! Lothianbridge
Not the heights, but hills are steeper!
Looking back to Edinburgh, that was 2 days ago!
Gerry wanted to sleep with the bikes tonight!
…is a beautiful river
Cycle path crosses the Tweed
Blue skies, happy day
Oh, still the Tweed
Janet, sneaking into England
…nearly there, Janet!
Probably our 1st border crossing, actually ON bicycles?
Goodbye Bonnie Scotland, sorry to see you pass!
Etal – blossom blooming
Serve yourself IceCream at Doddington – must be warmer?
NCN 68 arrives at a ford…
Thought it was shoes and socks off, for a moment
… Until Janet spotted the bridge further upstream!
Northumberland – NCN 68
Starts to get a little vague… just follow the sheep Janet!
The Impromptu Cafe
Pretentious gate posts for a farm?
Good job we haven’t got motors then?
The word ‘brewed’ spurred Gerry on…
…but Janet needed sandwiches…
Come on Janet! – I can smell the beer!
First glimpse of Hadrian’s Wall
Great view from room at “Twice Brewed”
Luckily, no fog on the Tyne
Not surprising there was a horse meat scandal!
Premier Inn, Durham
Spring here now….
(Thorpe Thewlis station tea rooms, first cornish pasty).
This was much better than pitching tent in rain!
200 miles by train, not by NCN routes!
Abandoned Terry’s Chocolate factory, all I could do to keep Janet going to find any leftovers!
Clock was still keeping time!
NCN65 crosses York racecourse – must be interesting when race is on!
Naburn Station Cafe
Waiting for our bacon butties!
A time for prayer, no cake!
Bottisford – such a typical English village
Lights essential for riding through Tunnel!
Not your usual picnic site…
The nicer side of Reading
They won’t fit through here!
Everything off the bikes to lift over the gate – is this REALLY a cycle path?
NCN 4 – Yes!
Makes us glad to get out of Reading!
Janet took this picture -said it was a smiley face – I’; not so sure
Kennet and Avon canal
Rare to get a photo of us together..
Our meeting with the ‘Somerset Levellers’
Great Bedwyn Post Office Shop
the boy is still silly
His ego just keeps on growing
Exmoor – tough and hot!
This hill felt steeper than it looks!
So hot – we cooled off with a paddle in this ford!
Cornish views are not always like the brochure – but often more interesting?
Back in waterproofs – St Michael’s Mount in the mist!
A cold wet finish!?
So much nicer than ‘DisneyLand’!
Mousehole – all hills!
Back in France
The poppies of France…
summer’s nearly here!
We need that lottery win!
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