Sunday, 25 July 2010

Our big adventure

Maurice and I are planning a big adventure! I am really excited about it.  We are planning a motorcycle trip to the isle of Skye!

We are planning on 1 overnight stop on the way to Scotland, probably in the Lake District. We will also stop for breakfast (if we can start out early enough!!) with DS in Oxford. We are stopping 2 nights with DH's brother and SIL in Ayr, Scotland which is not too far up. Then we plan to spend a few nights on the Isle of Skye - I have always wanted to go to the Hebrides!!! It will be a dream come true.

On the way home, we will have 2 overnight stops. it is over 600 miles from here on the South Coast to the Isle of Skye. We have been from John O Groats to Lands End (from the very Northern tip of mainland UK to the very south) on the motorbike in the 1980s. 

But now I am very much out of practice of riding pillion for long distances!  I have only been on the back of DH’s bike a few times each year since the kids were born.  So, we decided to practice!  Last week we went to Newlands Corner up near Guildford.  This week we motorcycled along the coast to one of our favourite ever places, Highcliffe castle, a beautiful Victorian castle right on the clifftop just past the New Forest.  (this is the place we want to retire to!)

 

First things first, a cup of tea!

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The castle has been restored and is now used for exhibitions and events, but what a stunning location for a wedding!

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We walked along the beach to Mudeford, another fabulous place!

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Here’s the view from the cliff top looking west towards Mudeford and Christchurch.

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And the obligatory photo!  I have several of these on different bikes through the years!

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4 comments:

scrappysue said...

Linda, I am seriously impressed by your biking!!! And that castle looks really beautiful; looks like you are getting a lot of sunshine in the UK. It rains most of the time we visit!

Burnice said...

You will absolutely bloomin' love it on Skye.....
Burnice x

scrapdolly said...

I am so impressed with your biking - what a wonderful thing to do
And lovely photos of a local area we love too

My 50th birthday celebration last week was a trip down the strip in Las vegas on a harley. It was awesome!

Lesley said...

That sounds a fabulous holiday! and isn't Maurice a vision in Blue.
Lx