One night in Edinburgh and my Scotland tour start
To days climbing is over
Lots of small ascents
Oban harbor and entrance
Oban and view from McCaig’s Tower.
Oban and view from McCaig’s Tower.
From Oban I took a ferry to Craignure. The 10 km cycling to Fishnish for next ferry over the Sound of Mull to Lochaline
The British islands are known for its rain and this day drizzle all day long
ISLE OF SKY, ELGOL & LOCH CORUISK
I came to Broadford early evning, around seven o´clock and all the boats lay on the side because of ebb
Broadford bay late evning from my B&B window
Road to Elgol
One of many unforgettably beautiful roads
From the harbor in Elgol there are daily small boats crossing to Loch Coruisk. The boat trip took just over an hour
Mirrored water and Black Cullin in the background
Admiring the scenery over shores of Loch Scavaig
Sailboat and calm water
Foxglove or Digitalis – referred to as a medicinal plant
In the area around the Strathaird peninsula there are plenty of seals
The only traffic after this roadsection was cows
After Loch Coruisk visit i decided to take another route back to Braodford and my B&B
Mountains, heaths and a landscape you never will forgotten and the weather was also perfect
Have nothing to complain about this breakfast view (:-) from my B&B, ROSEHAUGH
The B&B dog
He was very friendly and social
Thistel is the National flower of Scotland
Ullapool harbor entrance
From Ullapool it was really steep, but nice view down
Very nice ride through the valley before Keoldale
To get to the Cape of Wrath, you have to go with this ferry over Kyle of Durnes
Cape of Wrath lighthouse, Scottish mainland’s northernmost point
The roads up here in Scotland can sometimes be blocked by sheep
Inverness view from the castle
From Inverness i took a boattrip on Loch Ness, because I´ve heard about the seamonster ”Nessie”
but just like in Loch Coruisk, I did not see the beast but I saw the castle of Urquhart Castle instead
From Inverness I cycled by the Loch Ness down to GlenCoe and Glen Coe valley
Three sisters or Bidean nam Bian, lying to the south of Glen Coe, Highland, Scotland, is the highest point in the former county of Argyll.
Many ridges and subsidiary peaks, one of which, Stob Coire Sgreamhach, is classified as a separate Munro.
Guys I meet between GlenCoe and Tyndrum
On my way back to Edinburgh I stopped at Falkrik to view this boat lift
The Falkirk Wheel, is the world’s only boat lift that lifts / lowers the boats 24 meters, in a rotated wheel
Opened in 2002
It was magical to see how it worked
View over Edinburg
Back in Edinburgh and my bicycle journey is over for this year
I stayed couple of nights to explore the capital of Edinburgh
If You are in Edinburgh You must visit the castle
Canon view from Edinburgh castle
The Royal Mile, a tourist street
The Royal Mileis an thoroughfare of the Old Town of the city of Edinburgh
The thoroughfare is, as the name suggests, approximately one Scots mile long and runs downhill between Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood Palace.
Thousands of tourists walk up and down every day
St Giles Cathedral on The Royal Mile, Edinburgh.
Further down after the street lies this cathedral
I visit Camera obscura exhibition and it was a very fun visit
This visit was the most creepy I visited
The Real Mary King’s Close is an old secret ”underground district under the Royal Mile in central city.
Mary Kings Close was a thriving area in Edinburgh’s Old Town between the 16th and 1800’s with small alleys and up to ten storey high houses.
But in the 19th century the district was overlaid by more modern buildings and the district, now underground, became fate and empty.
The guide to Mary Kings Close
which would take us down and show us Mary Kings Close Scary World
One of many narrow alleys at Mary Kings close
Young women and her baby suffer the onset of the Black Death, also known as the Great Plague
The doorway into Mr Chesney’s house. He was the last resident to live on Mary King’s Close
Outside my B&B
Time to leave Edingburgh
Flight captain is waiting to take off