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Ringfad

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I was asked by work to go to Glasgow for a week and thought here is my chance to do that tour I always wanted to do.

I left Dublin on Sunday 26th May and headed for the boat (Belfast to Cairnryan). A lovely ride from Dublin to Belfast then a perfectly smooth crossing to Cairnryan in Scotland. Then onwards to Glasgow up along the coast on a beautiful Sunday evening.

Work and rain interrupted until the following Friday at 12 when I was free again and I then met up with my friend on his R100RS and we headed for East Fortune Airport near Edinburgh and the Museum of Flight. Vulcan bomber pictured



This was my opportunity to have a look at Concorde. I always wanted to have a flight on it but at least I managed to get in to it. (I remember the test flights of Concorde as they flew down the Irish sea ..... )



After visiting this very interesting flight museum we returned to Edinburgh where we enjoyed a night out in the Royal Oak. Saturday was not a day for riding (because of the Royal Oak !) but on Sunday we headed for Holy Island (Lindisfarne).

This is a tidal island and the road is only open when the tide is out but all was good for us and we were able to cross.



This is a place I always wanted to visit and we were blessed with the weather (no pun intended considering the location).



Picture of the causeway on the return journey. This is under water when tide is in.

We then proceeded along the coast to Newcastle following the coastal route.



Barnburgh Castle

We stayed in Newcastle on Sunday night and I managed to visit my sister for an hour. Then on Monday 3rd we set off for home via Hadrian's Wall.



We stopped at various locations along Hadrian's Wall and managed to meet up with the Alvin owners on a day out.



Then on to Vindolanda.



Continued on back into Scotland



Cardones Castle

Then Cairnryan back to Belfast and home to Dublin.

The K performed flawlessly for 26 year old bike (and so did my friends R) and not one day away from work Smile.

I hope you enjoy my first trip report.




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charlie99

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some fantasic pics ....

and sounds like a great journey ...thanks for sharing with us


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MT350Explorer

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Great run mate and superb photos. Looks like you hit the jackpot wth some decent weather as well.

Cheers
Dave


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sidecar paul

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Excellent, Ringfad, bike looks as good as Scotland!
I look forward to your next report.
Paul.


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RicK G

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Thanks for showing me along on the ride and the scenery was magnificant. I enjoyed the report. The places I will probably never see so the pics will have to do.


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Looking Good Ringfad, wouldn't mind seeing some of those place myself in the future. the bike looks in great shape and it's always nice to combine business and pleasure. Keep up the ride reports!

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That was a trip of a lifetime because of the fantastic weather. There is another Vulcan bomber in the War Museum at Duxford, they are quite bigger than one expects.
That was what a K is for.....looking forward to being back on two wheels too.
I am sure a few of us are a bit green now and its not from Shamrock. Great pictures.


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