[cont.3] coastbusters: chapter 5 Ratagan to John O' Groats 10h45m 351.6miles
by, 21-09-08 at 07:37 (629 Views)
When we arrived at Dunnet Head I said to ink ink that I thought these old classic bikes were supposed to be slow. He quipped that thereís nothing slow about them: itís just the old farts who tend to ride them who are slow! Clearly he was no old fart.
Dunnet Head- the most northerly point on the mainland. Coastbusted!
It seems that, just like Landís End, the John Oí Groats tourist board donít trust the locals/tourists to leave the signs alone so they get taken in at night. So the ďfamous shotĒ I was after has the signpost but no sign!! Anyway, John Oí Groats actually isnít the most northerly point on Scotland- God only knows why itís so famous. Same for Landís End- itís neither the most southerly or westerly?! But it would be daft not to visit when I was so close. So it got coastbusted too!
Thatís ink inkís bike. I think it looks utterly fantastic. Some sort of Norton/Triumph hybrid - I believe they call it a Triton. I mentioned to him that the exhausts were scaring the crap out of the sheep as the rode past the fields. He reckons itís him theyíre worried about though!
In the absence of the famous finger pointing sign this one will have to do! 876 miles to Landís End, and presumably thatís as the crow flies? Iíve come a long way in the last couple of days!
Ink ink then dropped me off at my B and B for the night where I got checked in then took a wander down the road for some grub. I got chatting to a couple of bikers in the local pub- Stuart and Lenny- turns out they were staying at the same B&B and Iíd parked my bike next to theirs- another two Fazers!! Itís a small world.
Yet another beautiful view- sunset over Orkney this time. God, I was knackered.
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