Murcia, SPAIN to John O'Groats, SCOTLAND

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Jugama, Aug 5, 2010.

  1. Alcanara

    Alcanara 's not me occifer

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    Great Report...... Great pictures.

    It's interesting for me to see what you think of England/Scotland. I am english and now live in Murcia (Near Alhama de Murcia) .... small world.

    I also have a place in Harrogate (North Yorkshire) so know many of the places you have visited.

    I think with all the rain you have had, you can understand why we like to live in Spain now!!??

    Enjoy the rest of your ride.

    Stuart:clap :clap
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  2. Jugama

    Jugama Been here awhile

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    Day 11: <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:smarttags" /><st1:City w:st="on">Salisbury</st1:City> – Torquay – <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Plymouth</st1:place></st1:City><?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
    Well, we had plenty of time left and no special plans for the day, so we went to tour <st1:City w:st="on">Salisbury</st1:City> and then headed for <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Plymouth</st1:place></st1:City>, but first we had lunch at Torquay, a town in what the tourist authorities call the English Riviera.

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    <o:p>Salisbury Cathedral</o:p>
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    <o:p>Buskers, High Street, Salisbury</o:p>
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    <o:p>Vintage motorbikes while having a rest on our way to Torquay. I told them I liked their bikes, and one of the guys ansewer back that mine was too heavy. :(</o:p>
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    <o:p>My bike in his tank</o:p>
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    <o:p>Torquay fron the harbour.</o:p>
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  3. Jugama

    Jugama Been here awhile

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    Day 12: <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:smarttags" /><st1:City w:st="on">Plymouth</st1:City> – Ferry to <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Santander</st1:place></st1:City><?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
    We went round the harbour on foot first and then with the bike, and after luch we went to take the Pont Aven back to <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:country-region w:st="on">Spain</st1:country-region></st1:place>.

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    <o:p>Plymouth Bus and Vehicle Rally. The Hoe.</o:p>
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    <o:p>Royal William Yard, Plymouth</o:p>
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    <o:p>Queuing again</o:p>
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    <o:p>Last pic of Britain this year. Plymouth Breakwater and Lighthouse </o:p>
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  4. Jugama

    Jugama Been here awhile

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    Days 13 and 14: <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:smarttags" /><st1:City w:st="on">Santander</st1:City> – <st1:City w:st="on">Toledo</st1:City> – <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:country-region w:st="on">Murcia</st1:country-region></st1:place><?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
    We arrived to <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Santander</st1:City></st1:place> and disembarked about 4.00 Pm, so no way to get home in the same day. <o:p></o:p>
    We decided then to go to <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Toledo</st1:place></st1:City>, that we didn’t know yet, although it isn’t too far from home. We stayed at the hotel and came to visit the old city in the morning.<o:p></o:p>
    After that we headed Southeast to <st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Murcia</st1:place></st1:country-region>, and we stopped for lunch at Consuegra, where we visited a hill with a castle and several windmills.<o:p></o:p>

    Santander again.
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    Waiting for the crew to free us
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    First luch in Spain
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    The town of Aguilar de Campoo
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    Toledo
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    Souvenirs
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    Windmills and Castle (and myself). Consuegra
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    The last photo of the trip. From a gas station. Different scenery after 10 days in Britain.
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    END OF THE TRIP

    3252 MILES
    14 - 27 jULY 2010
    14 DAYS (12 RIDING + 2 ON THE FERRY)
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  5. IslandMonkey

    IslandMonkey inselaffe

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    Really enjoyed your report, thanks. :thumb
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  6. Jugama

    Jugama Been here awhile

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    PS.: I forgot I had uploaded these maps into my Photobucket account prior to my trip.
    This is roughly where I went.
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  7. Iron Tiger

    Iron Tiger Born To Be Wild

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    High Class RR... :thumb
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