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by pau1ine
19 Jul 2017, 10:13pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Orkney ferry, parking, outer islands, camping
Replies: 7
Views: 867

Re: Orkney ferry, parking, outer islands, camping

I enjoyed visiting Sanday, and stayed at this hostel, which also offers camping: http://www.ayres-rock-hostel-orkney.com/ The main attractions of Sanday are being a quiet island with a beautiful coastline. A little curiosity: It's airfield is, as far as I know, one of two in the UK to be a request ...
by pau1ine
24 May 2017, 10:10pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Mallaig Parking`+ Small Isles
Replies: 10
Views: 7166

Re: Mallaig Parking`+ Small Isles

The other option is to stay in a B&B on the outskirts of the town who will offer you parking for a few extra days while you're on the island(s).

In good weather the islands are a delight, or at least an experience what ever the weather i.e constant rain on Rum for a week .
by pau1ine
24 May 2017, 9:56pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Any advice on booking ferries?
Replies: 24
Views: 8232

Re: Any advice on booking ferries?

We've done many of the overnight ferry routes from the UK and always splash out :lol: on the sea view (before camping on the cheap for a fortnight!). One of the best parts of the trip. We used AXA too because the online system allows you to choose lots of options for activities/medical and these inc...
by pau1ine
14 Apr 2017, 8:25pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Largest cumulative distance on a single road sign?
Replies: 37
Views: 8861

Re: Largest cumulative distance on a single road sign?

Depends how you measure distance.

How about the Tombouctou 50 jours on the edge of the Sahara in Morocco?
by pau1ine
30 Jan 2017, 8:04pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Shetland - how to get there
Replies: 15
Views: 1560

Re: Shetland - how to get there

Shetland ferry from Aberdeen can be a beautiful trip in midsummer. Even if you're not stopping at Orkney, it can be worth getting one of the services that does as you might get to see the last of a beautiful sunset over the islands on the way into Kirkwall.
by pau1ine
30 Jan 2017, 7:59pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: ferry cleanliness or not
Replies: 2
Views: 735

Re: ferry cleanliness or not

Yuk - but have they tested cheap hotel rooms? Norwegians travelling away from their country do have a reputation of overdoing the much cheaper booze and hence some on-board bad behaviour is possibly blamed on this - think the old-style British booze cruise across the channel. I would say that all ov...
by pau1ine
26 Jan 2017, 8:29pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: trousers for Iceland
Replies: 28
Views: 1812

Re: trousers for Iceland

Worth a look at the current road & weather conditions from the Iceland road authority, if you haven't seen it Currently (20:30) it's above freezing around the south coast - warmer than middle England today :o http://www.road.is/travel-info/road-conditions-and-weather/south-iceland-road-condition...
by pau1ine
25 Jan 2017, 8:08pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: trousers for Iceland
Replies: 28
Views: 1812

Re: trousers for Iceland

Icelandic weather veers between Arctic and Scottish, as like UK, it depends as much on what weather system blows in as it does on the latitude. Don't assume non-stop deep freeze. I met a Canadian who had spent a year living in Iceland and he said he found it colder than his hometown (which was regul...
by pau1ine
3 Jan 2017, 9:29pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Way of The Roses
Replies: 29
Views: 3693

Re: Way of The Roses

It's a great ride! Did it a few years ago in a March heatwave. A better route than C2C for less rough off-road whilst still having great scenery and more cycle friendly lanes and plentiful cafe stops. Cafe at Stump Cross Caverns is your classic cafe on the the top of the moor when you really need it...
by pau1ine
3 Jan 2017, 9:16pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Suggested route for West Highland tour Spring2017
Replies: 23
Views: 2477

Re: Suggested route for West Highland tour Spring2017

Canuk wrote:I'll probably be able to get 18 days straight next spring. Are there any special deals on tickets?


Hopscotch tickets save you money if you're taking multiple ferries from island to island. There's a few permutations so It's worth looking in to, not just to south of outer hebs chain to the north.
by pau1ine
8 Feb 2016, 7:57pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring in Rutland/Leicestershire
Replies: 5
Views: 906

Re: Touring in Rutland/Leicestershire

Cyclists cafe Cafe Ventoux tucked away in Tugby in Leicestershire's alps is a delight and has a warm welcome any cyclists, not just the seriously hip :D
There's also some lovely gated roads not on Streetview, around Skeffington
by pau1ine
12 Dec 2014, 9:42pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Leicester Area Audax Riders
Replies: 33
Views: 3342

Re: Leicester Area Audax Riders

The TV programme is here http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b04v5hhh/the-adventure-show-20142015-episode-5 One of the riders is wearing a Leicester Road Club jersey................................. Thanks for posting this. What a lovely inspirational programme! Personally, this distances and slee...
by pau1ine
12 Dec 2014, 9:34pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: What are your essentials to go bicycle touring?
Replies: 22
Views: 3134

Re: What are your essentials to go bicycle touring?

  • 100% waterproof panniers
  • A good companion, one who loves bike mechanics even better :D
by pau1ine
29 Nov 2014, 9:49pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: news paper nutcase
Replies: 46
Views: 7154

Re: news paper nutcase

Flashing cycle lights are barely noticeable compared with the strobe effects on display atop the modern police car.
by pau1ine
3 Nov 2014, 10:33pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: What's your resting heart rate?
Replies: 50
Views: 4403

Re: What's your resting heart rate?

Usually around 53. I'd like to credit cycling but it's always been lowish. I remember being the odd one in the class when we looked at this in A level biology (a while ago now!), but I did do a slow potter 5mile round trip to school. In a fit of gadget geekery a while ago a bought a heart rate monit...