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  • TJs recovery ride 2 – Ayrshire and Ireland
  • Premier Icon matt_outandabout
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    The St Midden looks aptly named!

    Looks like a sh*thole.

    Premier Icon tjagain
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    Met squirrelking. Freshly glowing

    Premier Icon tjagain
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    Camped up south of Girvan on the Newtown Stewart road. Only campsite I could find

    Murky ailsa craig

    Premier Icon ElShalimo
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    Swim over there and make some curling stones

    😉

    Premier Icon matt_outandabout
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    Ah, you’ve the delights of Stranraer tomorrow then. 😁

    Premier Icon tjagain
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    Hope to get to Ireland tomorrow so mybe County Mayo Tuesday or Wednesday sounds plausible

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    Ah, you’ve the delights of Stranraer tomorrow then.

    If he ends up in Stranraer something has gone badly wrong!

    Premier Icon andy4d
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    My thoughts are with you today TJ, there is one hell of a climb on that road (the one with the caravan park to your right and also the one out of Balantrae) and a couple of rapid descents after that will burn up your brake pads  ( just stick yer legs out and shout ‘weeeee’ as you go down). You will be knackered by Cairnryan

    Premier Icon stanfree
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    Safe travels Teej .

    Premier Icon gauss1777
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    It looks like things are going very smoothly. More pics please 😀

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    Andy
    I took a devious rote round the coast

    Premier Icon tjagain
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    Slow progress today. Might have to get the ferry tomorrow.

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    Premier Icon tjagain
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    Couldn’t be arsed rushing for the ferry. Have to camp here instead. Shame but I’ll manage

    Premier Icon ElShalimo
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    Oh the hardship!

    😉

    Premier Icon squirrelking
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    Thoughts and prayers 🖖

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    Couldn’t be arsed rushing for the ferry. Have to camp here instead. Shame but I’ll manage

    Good man. That’s the proper spirit!

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    Todays bam. Camped at the other end of the beach is couple. I wandered over before i pitched to ask if tbere was a decent water source. He looked like a crusty gadge but kindly gave me a 2 litre bottle which will do me. What a lovely chap
    The river looked more dodgy than him. 🤣👌

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    Lolz@ squirrelking

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    Premier Icon molgrips
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    The river looked more dodgy than him.

    You don’t have a water filter? I’d suggest you need one!

    Premier Icon tjagain
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    Exta weight dear moley

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    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    Exta weight

    Not if it saves you having to haul more water.

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    I have an MSR Trailshot, it’s 142g. I’d consider it an essential, you won’t notice it with your 13kg of gear but you’ll be glad of it when you can use whatever water source you find (within reason) and don’t have to go hunting for it or ride way past that perfect site and ride back with 4kg of water.

    Mine is part of my ultralight bivi kit, it’s that useful.

    Let me know if you change your mind I’ll order one and bring it to you if you end up in Wales 🙂

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    This thread is why the forum needs a masshosive like button.


    @tjagain

    I’m miles away from your intended route, but if you need a roof, I can’t promise a bed because we’ve a full house, a shower, home cooked meal and plenty of beer, then just ask. Herefordshire.

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    I recently purchased one of these

    https://www.ultimateoutdoors.com/16203794/water-to-go-75cl-active-water-bottle-16203794

    Basically just to stop carrying as much water with me.

    Premier Icon northshoreniall
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    Drove back today from Ireland, got excited and then crushingly disappointed near ferry port in Belfast when thought might have spotted you, it wasn’t 😔
    Wife was somewhat bemused 😁

    Premier Icon tjagain
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    😀

    Now supping a hot chocolate with a wee dram in it. Night night

    Premier Icon nealc
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    I know you’re spot tj. Always seems to be a few crusty types knocking around down there. I too thought it was a great spot, but then I went across the ferry to Ireland and upped my standards – next level beach camping!

    Premier Icon ElShalimo
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    Sawyer water filter weighs about 50g or so ( I might have made that up but it’s very light)

    Premier Icon tjagain
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    I forgot it was sunday so mucked up the ferries. Still ill get acoss by early afternoon and don’t have to use P&O

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    No rush! Sounds like it got better a couple of hours after you left me, long may it continue.

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    You forgot to factor in a visit to church?

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    Ill go when i get to NI. Better pick the right one 😉

    Premier Icon maccruiskeen
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    Better pick the right one

    Which ones that? 🙂

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    Does it matter🤣

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    Well that was interesting. Arrived in Belfast rather than Larne as planned so needed a route rethink. Took sustrans to lisburn alongside the laggan navigation which was unexpectedly nice. Lisburn however. I have never seen so many flags. Union flag, red hand of Ulster even st George cross. I felt a bit scared especially as i was flying a saltire until i realised there where some among the umion flags. Someone is confused

    Water lilies on the laggan navigation

    Premier Icon tjagain
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    Pub stopped serving food at 5.30!!!!!

    I have beer and emergency ramen so all is not lost

    Camped up near lough neagh

    Premier Icon northshoreniall
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    Build up to the glorious 12th so flag central, might find a few pallets stacked along your way too.

    Premier Icon tjagain
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    Aye there was a mountain of pallets as well

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