--- MOVIE --- Left Side Ride 2013 - Motorbike Adventure Scotland - Ireland - England

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by WilsonGermany, Sep 9, 2013.

  1. Dancanovas

    Dancanovas Adventurer

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    Wow thats fantastic mate. Its great to see you had a good journey. I was the guy you met waiting for the ferry on the white f800gs :)
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  2. WilsonGermany

    WilsonGermany Been here awhile

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    wooooaaah thats funny :) Thank you very much....the trip was amazing :) Now we love the islands and to ride on the left side of the road was not the problem how we thought at first ;)
    I hope you recovered from your rallye in greece or was it in spain?
    like crazy how small the world sometimes is ;)
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  3. Dancanovas

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    Very small world indeed. I have a photo of your bike on the ferry :D
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  4. WilsonGermany

    WilsonGermany Been here awhile

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    still searching for a campsite...not always that easy....there are also campsites where camping (with a tent) is forbidden...
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    the countryside was awesome...
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    small campsite with farmaura...
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    after building up our base camp we made a short trip to the city...
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    I love this pictures...
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  5. WilsonGermany

    WilsonGermany Been here awhile

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    in the morning of day 7... today we drive from Whitby to Edinburgh, Scotland we are coming [​IMG]

    The weather on the coast was really stormy during the night, but our bike and the tent hold against the wind...

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    so much about the good english weather [​IMG]
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    so first eating something before we get into the rain...tasty...
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    haha... we could avoid the first cloud bank...
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    traveller vs weather ... 1:0
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    traveller vs weather ... 1:1
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    traveller vs weather ... 2:1... won [​IMG]
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  6. WilsonGermany

    WilsonGermany Been here awhile

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    Finally we reached our first interim target.... Scotland!
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    at last the countryside became more rolling [​IMG]
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    and lots of bends [​IMG]
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    let's go to Edinburgh...
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  7. WilsonGermany

    WilsonGermany Been here awhile

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    there was a little bit of drizzle when we arrived in Edinburgh... first let's go to the city center and searching for the tourist information office...

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    found the tourist information office...
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    and also the campsite and it starts to rain again... the mood goes down..

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  8. es_kol_ta

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    Great shots mate .

    Remember keep left
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  9. WilsonGermany

    WilsonGermany Been here awhile

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    shit on the rain, we have our anoraks...so let's go to the city...

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    dudel da dum....
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    perfect green, they know how to do this [​IMG] ...
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    let's go into the mysterious passages of the city...
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  10. Keithert

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    Were the two of you on just one KLR? Wasn't it cramped?
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  11. sophijo

    sophijo Been here awhile

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    That's the point.
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  12. WilsonGermany

    WilsonGermany Been here awhile

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    Yes we two on one KLR :)

    we are still young and slim so it's no problem for us!
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  13. Rambo1

    Rambo1 Been here awhile

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    wilson, great ride,pics, and video. thanks for posting :freaky
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  14. mauriceke666

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    very nice report and "amaaazing" pictures....:thumb

    keep em coming...

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  15. WilsonGermany

    WilsonGermany Been here awhile

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    Day 8 of our journey...

    great weather is waiting for us in the morning!
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    In search of the next highlight we had to ask for the right way... amazing view...
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    and then we wanted to continue driving.... wanted -

    turn the key....NOTHING... nothing at all.. Fuuuuck, and now? without any announcement... just like that...
    so get off, take out tools, take off the bench... and look...
    expected the badest... generator, battery...in the end it was only a fuse...no problem, I had one with me... 30 minutes time of journey lost and now we can travel further...
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    Highlight found: Fourth Bridge
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    the parallel bridge
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    for our film recording we had to drive over the bridge three times [​IMG]
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  16. willys

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    Just forund this...excellent and now wants me to ship my bike to England to ride......augh!.....lol. I have been to almost everywhere in England but to ride that would be even better.
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  17. WilsonGermany

    WilsonGermany Been here awhile

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    let's go into the mountains... ok hills [​IMG]
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    and lots of bends... but watch out!... the little sheeps lie in wait everywhere...
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    photo of proof [​IMG]
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    The cover picture of our video:
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    great countryside...
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  18. WilsonGermany

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    and here we go again...
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    first let's go to the next distillery [​IMG] Balmore to be exact... no wonder, that the queen has her summer residence next-door [​IMG]
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    after we tasted a little bit we went further [​IMG] ... but don't worry we didn't try much...
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    to the next stonecircle... it seems that there is one after each third corner [​IMG]
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    no campsites far and wide...grrr...
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    then we buy something to eat first... hunger...
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    note: Don't go shopping if you are hungry... Tadaaaa... [​IMG]
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    found a campsite in Stonehaven... they didn't have any space officially, but after some time of negotiation they found a little place for us...so first we need something to eat...
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    the sun sets and we go to bed...
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  19. StevenF

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    Excellent video! Looks like you both had a lot of fun! You will be glad you're still not in Scotland; it has been raining heavily non-stop for the last 4 days! I live in a town 20miles from Glasgow and you have explored more of Scotland than I have....

    ...Bring on the summer!
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  20. WilsonGermany

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    Thanks ;) We loved Scotland, and we think there are more places to visit for sure...


    Sooo today the day has come I've been waitng for the whole time in England/Scotland.... unfortunately.... rain, rain and again rain.....

    Today we wanted to go further to the north...past Loch Ness...

    wake up and it drizzels...grrr...not great but all right...
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    first have breakfast and gather one's strength...tasty pancakes [​IMG]
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    in the wash house...at least it was warm there...check of the map is really important...
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    Tada and here we are....no photos of our journey today... why? because it was raining heavily the whole day... but we filmed instead ;)
    In Inverness we didn't want to go further and searched for a hotel already... but unfortunately everything was booked up....so we decided to drive to Loch Ness to search for the monster [​IMG] But the weather got on our nerves and there was also no place for the night....
    The drama took its course...from one hotel to the next and always the sign "no vanacies"... after 50miles and countless hotels/b&b we were at the end of our tether...
    But why were all the rooms booked up? Because of the oil companies...they book all the rooms/hotels for their workers, which are working there during the season...you have to know this...
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    in the end we were again on a campsite...with wet clothes, wet tent and without any food..

    first discover the area a little bit...the rain stopped...at last!
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    thankfully the campsite owner had a few things in his mini-shop...

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