North Coast 500 (with whisky detour!)

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  1. Ralph-n-Bev

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    Well we're off!!
    Our 21 day trip up Norther North , than Yorkshire. Ralph will be 50 on the 23rd of September and we wanted to do something together that we'd remember .
    We went to the Maldives 3 years ago for mine , which was amazing , truly out of this world .
    But having been to the Outer Hebrides the last couple of years , we've enjoyed it ( differently but ) just as much.
    So, Ralph managed to get a job finished earlier than planned and we set off today , instead of Friday . Because of that we thought we'd stop off at Hawes , Moffat then Aviemore on the way up to our starting point on the NC500 which is Inverness Castle .
    Here's a few pictures of today at Hawes , in the centre of the beautiful Yorkshire Dales .
     
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    You forgot something Bev.......begins with P.
     
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    Oh no they forgot to take the pug
     
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    Lovely spot is Hawes. Got a fancy lead there for the hound from the ropeworks.
    Great photos too. Don't know if it helps but I've just posted about a new site just outside Inverness ....... might help for your trip up. Would cross post the link to my post if I can figure out how it's done.
    Have a great trip.
     
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    Blooming Internet. I forgot we were in the middle of nowhere . Took an age to upload haha.
    We even got a bit of haggis from the chippy, just to whet out appetite , for the real deal in Scotland . We stopped for a couple of pints each , which went straight to our heads . We was only going to have one , but the chippy wasn't open......
    Im not doing guess the price , with being in Britain , but a pint of Theakstons old perculier was £4 a pint !
    Ow much .......:Eeek:
     
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    so the long term forecast must be wrong then :). hope the sun shines on you both, with just enough breeze to keep them midges on the ground (y)

    unless you are determined to do the NC500 I would miss the north east corner , go up through Lairg (stop at falls of shin for salmon sighting) then come back out at Tongue, miss out the boring bit (my view only)

    looking forward to your travels (with photos :LOL:)
     
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    Hiya David
    We're doing it anti clockwise east coast first. We've got to go to Jon-o-groats , it would be rude not to !
    It's been red hot today , up to 29 at one point , though the weather for sat said heavy rain at 5 pm it didn't happen.
    The chippy didn't open till 5pm.
    We're back in pug now it's very dark at 8pm. We can hear thunder and see sheet lightening over the hills , yet it's not raining here as yet.
    We've all the windows open and the fly screens up as it's muggy.
    Tomorrow we are heading up to Moffat. Stopping at the ccc for the night . Pics to follow .
     
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    Storm has started in Leeds. Satellite signal gone!
     
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    Just started raining here too. Ours has to has just gone off too Andy ! The lightening is very bright due to no light pollution and thunder very loud and rumbling .
    Ralph's trying to remember which way we had the avtex digital TVs ariel last time we came. Wouldn't mind, we were just saying how easy it was to set up the new oyster cytrac satellite . Spoke too soon........
     
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    Believe me the lightening is VERY bright here too, not like I've seen before
     
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    Lovely in the new forest been very hot today with the odd shower but no thunder and lightning
    Gary and Janet
     
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    Have a great trip - hope you have plenty of sunshine and no midges
     
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    enjoy your trip and if the first stop is anything to go by i hope youv'e packed some loose fitting clothes as you'll need them after all that food :).
    Tomorrow in Dumfries its forecast to be in the 20's and sunny so I would assume Moffat will be the same if your stopping there tomorrow.
     
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    The whole sky is lighting up. @Techno .
    Not spears/daggers of lightening like normal .
    I've tried to photograph it with he ipad.
    It's pitch black here in Hawes now. Thing is it's not even raining much. But it looks and sounds like the end of the world !
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    I can't get a really bright one!

    Well we've packed clothes for all weathers/occasions .........as you do when you've got the space and your own house on wheels.
    It would be nice if it didn't rain the whole 3 weeks though :Eeek: fingers crossed.
    We're normally lucky.:pray:
    We're watching slide shows of our older trips ( Whitby goth atm !) whist the electric storm passes over. I can't believe a bit of rain can spoil a satellite new all singing dancing satellite system .
     
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    I hope you both enjoy your trip. Nice photos and great to see what you both look like. Its always nice to put a face to a name.
    I hope you bring the sunshine with you. Its been wet here for days.

    @Techno I'm happy to read your post about the storm as Alan is still up here and all I keep hearing is how Leeds is usually wonderfully dry compared to Glasgow...You have given me ammo to fire back :D:D
     
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    Haha.
    We are both a stone heavier than we like to be , before we've even got out of Wakefield.:Eeek:
    But sod it! We can lose it once we're back. Back on the 5/2! With vengeance .
    Too many nice places to eat are planned .
    We've even booked a couple of places in advance, like the The Kylesku Hotel for some lovely sea food.
    Then the Fat Whippet ( Aultbea Hotel ) at Wester Ross for Ralph's 50th Birthday meal.
    I'll be like a house end ....... But there's always someone else fatter eh ? :laughing:
    Slippery slope ................:whistle2::blush:
    Anyway the oyster is doing it's job now and Huston we have a picture!
    Moffat tomorrow . Have a good night all.
     
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    I know you've been to Moffat a few times so might know this, if you fancy a nice meal try Claudio's really nice place. If you fancy chip shop then try the Balmoral chippy. Have a nice trip
     
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    Have a lovely trip, did Hawes last year and will definitely do again. Moffat is also a favourite. Where are you hiding that extra stone. ;)
     
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