A Grand Day out

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A Grand Day out

Post by Oop North John » Mon Sep 04, 2017 3:40 pm

Had a wander on my 60th Anniversary XSR700 which gets loads of attention. 370 miles in just over 7 hours. Left from near Aberdeen at 9am to Granton-on-Spey, Carrbridge, Dingwall for fuel, and then a lovely run up to Ullapool on the A835. Food stop for me at the Frigate cafe around midday then the coast road around the back of Stac Pollidah to Lochinver, then along the A837 through Garve, Dingwall for more fuel, Tomintoul and along the River Don till home.

Tired but still buzzing after the stunning scenery and quiet roads. Felt a sense of irony that crossing the Conon Bridge that I was now into the real highlands, those who live further south probably think they start at Perth. Not sure who's right.

Stunning weather which returned to normal on Sunday. That's my best trip of 2017 for sure.
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Post by Oop North John » Mon Sep 04, 2017 3:41 pm

Ullapool front in the sun
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Post by Oop North John » Mon Sep 04, 2017 3:42 pm

Across Loch Canaird
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Post by Oop North John » Mon Sep 04, 2017 3:44 pm

Stac Pollidah etc
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Post by Oop North John » Mon Sep 04, 2017 3:45 pm

North towards Assynt
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Post by Oop North John » Mon Sep 04, 2017 3:46 pm

Inverkirkaig
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Post by Oop North John » Mon Sep 04, 2017 3:47 pm

Looking back towards Suilven
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Post by Oop North John » Mon Sep 04, 2017 3:50 pm

Carbisdale Castle
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Post by Oop North John » Mon Sep 04, 2017 3:51 pm

Across the Cromarty Firth
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Post by Oop North John » Mon Sep 04, 2017 3:53 pm

An hour or so from home, Corgarff Castle
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